I am an anxious person. It runs in my family, and it has only gotten worse with time. I worry about what the little things like what I am going to wear in the morning to the big things like money.
Lately my anxiety has controlled me. All I can think about is the unknown.
Yesterday, I finally decided I had enough. I was sick of the list that kept running through my head. I was tired on thinking and rethinking. I feel like I’ve chewed over things too many times.
I looked in the back of my Bible for verses about anxiety and worry and found
1 Peter 5:7 Give all your worries and cares to God, for he cares for you.
I read that verse and took it literally.
I made a list of all of the things that I am anxious about. Here is part of that list:
Running 100 miles next month
Making it through this week
What color I am going to paint the mirror in the guest room
EOCs in 2 weeks
This is not the entire list, not even close, but I made this list and I gave it to God. I have had enough. This is going to be a daily surrender of the list. I am probably going to add things and subtract things. I am tired of being anxious. I am casting these worries and cares on God because He cares for me. It is as simple as that. Because he cares for me, I can cast my cares and worries on him. Daily. Whenever I am worried. Thank you, Father for that gift.