I Didn't Waste My Time...
One year ago, as I was laying in bed sick, I asked my mother-in-law, "Do you think I have that sickness that is on the news?"
The passage in Matthew 6 where Jesus tells us not to worry about our lives has always been one of my favorite passages. He explains that our worrying doesn't change a thing. He is so right.
Let's imagine that I had spent the last year freaked out. I could have kept my kids and myself away from contact with anyone else. Totally isolated. Guess what would have happened? My husband would have brought COVID home from work anyway.
And let's imagine that COVID had been fatal for my husband. I would have wasted the last precious year of our time together a worried mess. How I would have regretted that!!!
I'm not saying that we should live foolish and reckless lives. Obviously I didn't go out chasing the virus just so I could prove that we were stronger than it. I didn't lick any airplane seats or crazy things like that. But I refused to waste my time.
The whole heart of this post is to just encourage you, mama, to not live your life in fear. Life throws many challenges our way. Some are what we have worried about, some completely throw us off our guard and we don't have control over that. But we do have control over how we react.
And besides, it's been scientifically proven that worry lowers your immune system. It's like our Creator knows what is best for us.
Fear not, dear mama. He is with you!