Well, it officially hit me yesterday that we are moving in two weeks. This became a reality after talking with the parent of one of my piano students and scheduling her last two lessons. Josh and I were on the way to dinner with some friends and I could feel the panic growing inside threatening to take me into a catatonic state! (I didn't go there completely, for the record).
This got me thinking about "worrying." It seems when people are worried someone always quotes Matthew 6:34, "Do not worry about tomorrow; for tomorrow will care for itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own." While I mostly understand the need for this passage, it is not tomorrow that has me spinning it is actually today (or yesterday – in referring to this blog post). The harder challenge for me is when I read
Philippians 4:6 "Be anxious for nothing but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made know to God."
Does He really mean anxious for nothing? But what about all those empty boxes that need packing, what about all those projects to finish, goodbyes to say, new jobs fears to consider, and tasks on my Virginia bucket list. etc. In the midst of reeling into a dramatic movie I start thinking, "What are we doing! AHHHHH" and it quickly spirals downward from there. In fact, if I stop to think about not being anxious, it actually makes me more anxious. Tricky thing! Even the spelling of anxious is stressful...A-N-X-I-O-U-S.
Okay taking a deep breath, and asking for guidance, "Lord, help me today." Let the next part of Philippians be my resting place. "And the peace of God, which surpasses all comprehension will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus" – Phil 4:7.
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Typically posts on this page are written by Jennifer Brown and often include fun stories about Josh as well. Occasionally, Josh might post too (when he feels daring!)