Anxiety, Worry, and Peace
Wow! The first 15 days of the month FLEW by, and it’s already time to memorize my second passage! I disappointed myself by not having my first verse fully memorized by the 15th. I realized that it is going to take more diligence, more repetition, and more time. Now I have two verses to memorize. Here are a few things I am doing differently now:
-Post my verse on the magnet board in the kitchen so that I see it frequently.
-Read the Chapter the verse is located in for context.
-Write out the meaning of the words in the verse.
-Share my progress with my accountability group each week.
This time I chose Philippians 4:6-7. It is a verse that I already had tucked away in the back of my mind, but I did not know the reference and I was not living by it.
Lately I have been anxious about so many things: whether the painting would be done before the carpet came, if I could get all my sewing projects done and to their recipients on time (I’m still finishing a girlfriends Christmas gift), whether or not Matt will make it home before the boys go to bed each night, finances, and so much more. I have been getting Migraines way more regularly lately which completely knock me out. I know it is because I have not been able to let go of all of these worries and have peace, which results in anxiety until I have a full blown migraine.
This verse is perfect for me right now because I need to work on stopping the worry and instead lifting my anxieties up to God, trusting that he will give me peace. I know that if I can present my requests to God that burden will be lifted from me and he WILL give me peace! When I started this Bible Memorization I didn’t know it will result it health benefits too!