Posts Tagged ‘job loss’

Growing Pains

Thursday, February 3rd, 2011

All around me I feel pressure. It seems that no matter where I turn I see someone struggling with something. I take it on and fret over it too, like it belongs to me. I can’t help that about myself. I’m a worry-wart!

Last night, I listened as my girl poured out her aching heart about wanting to “grow up”. I felt her pain. I understand. I’ve been there and wanted to feel grown up too. I wish I could make her see….it happens faster than she’ll ever know.

On Monday, a dear friend confided in me that she didn’t have gas money to drive to school this week. Her family is fighting to keep their heads above water financially. I understand. Money is tight for everyone and my family is not excluded.

This morning, my co-worker is concerned about keeping her job. That seems to be the norm for everyone in this economy. No one is safe. Employers are cutting positions and people are getting fired left and right. I understand. I too, feel no peace in this area.

Tonight, my youngest takes on a giant. Her fears are shining through. Being new to the team and the sport are all against her. But that’s not stopping her from competing. I know she feels intimidated and awkward. I understand. I feel that way too about many things in my life.

I know that God sees every single issue each of my friends and family face. I can trust Him with each tiny detail. Yet, I fret. Then, I’m reminded of the second verse of my Siesta Scripture Memory challenge…. “Many, O Lord my God, are the wonders YOU have done. The things YOU planned for us NO ONE can recount to YOU; were I to speak and tell of them, they would be too many to declare.” Psalm 40:5

Why do I doubt? What is it that YOU cannot do? My brain knows….YOU ARE IN CONTROL! Help me let go of the stuff I don’t have any business hanging onto. You’re on duty….I can relax!