Put the Brakes on the Worry Train by Ann Malley

Let go and let God! Are you kidding me?

Do you get frazzled? Do you freak out? I do.

There’s still a consistent stream of Oh My at my house.  While I do tend to overload my schedule, I’m blessed with ADHD and anxiety. Surprise. I have a medical excuse to fret. Right? Wrong. Still, I used to roll my eyes at the ‘Let Go and Let God’ phrase that I heard for the first at a doctor’s appointment. From the nurse practitioner.

What? A medical professional giving it up to God? Letting Jesus take the wheel?

That was my reaction then, but times have changed. God changes us. Letting go and letting God take care of His business is the best advice I’ve ever received. If you or someone you love loves God and desires to please Him, please release your worries. Cast anxiety into the burning flame of God’s love and have confidence that He knows what he’s doing.

Here’s some of what He has to say:

Which of you by worrying can add one cubit to his stature? “So why do you worry about clothing? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow: they neither toil nor spin; and yet I say to you that even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these. Matthew 6:27-34

Therefore, do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about its own things. Sufficient for the day is its own trouble. Matthew 6:34

But when they deliver you up, take no thought how or what ye shall speak: for it shall be given you in that same hour what ye shall speak. Matthew 10:19

But when they shall lead you, and deliver you up, take no thought beforehand what ye shall speak, neither do ye premeditate: but whatsoever shall be given you in that hour, that speak ye: for it is not ye that speak, but the Holy Ghost. Mark 13:11

And now, my daughter, fear not; I will do to thee all that thou requirest: for all the city of my people doth know that thou art a virtuous woman. Ruth 3:11

I love Matthew 10:19 to prepare for awkward meetings. Sailing through encounters is possible if one prepares what really matters.

Bad stuff happens. Unexpected disasters. Bad weather. We forget things like keys or dates. Things spill off plates. The future holds all manner of surprises; some good and some hideous. But every encounter large or small is intended to shape the clay intended to be God’s masterpiece.

Remember the old rhyme? Jesus loves me, this I know because the bible tells me so. We take scripture to heart when it speaks of God’s love for us. That’s a comfort if ever there were and I trust His word. But if we’re to take the bible to heart and believe in all God’s word, we should reject worry outright. Worrying causes wrinkles, too, and not those joyful smile lines that are a sign of beauty whatever one’s age.

These are few of the things I tell myself. I wanted to share, since we ladies often bear burdens we shouldn’t. Because we can’t help it! That’s often the case. But:

And they that know thy name will put their trust in thee: for thou, LORD, hast not forsaken them that seek thee. Psalms 9:10

Pray God, unbind my troubled heart. Grant me the grace to trust in you. Pluck worries from my mind and replace them with your holy will. Remember me. Say the word and I shall be healed. Jesus, I trust in YOU!

About Ann Malley

Ann writes clean romantic action suspense, featuring real women battling for their happily-ever-after. Look in a mirror if you're unfamiliar with such women. But the dark side can take its toll. Writing short, clean romantic comedy is the perfect palate cleanser. Contemporary western romance and Christmas romances provide an equally pleasant distraction that I hope you'll enjoy! I'd enjoy hearing what you'd like to read. Write me at annmalley@annmalleybooks.com Join my newsletter at: https://www.subscribepage.com/annmalleybooks
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4 Responses to Put the Brakes on the Worry Train by Ann Malley

  1. Well said. Great post worthy to be liked.


  2. Claire Brown says:

    This is such a great post! I totally agree that it can be so hard to let go and trust God, but it’s so worth it in the end. It’s amazing how God works in our lives when we let Him take charge. What do you think are the most important steps to take when trying to let go and let God?


    • Ann Malley says:

      Thank you for your comments, Claire. I’m sorry I’m so late in responding, but that seems to be my way. I was certainly late in trusting God to know His business and I still falter quite often.

      The most important step in trusting God that I’ve found is to accept whatever happens as His will.

      Yes, bad things occur due to the Lord’s permissive will. That’s how we do so many things that are ultimately bad for us.

      But experiences can be turned to our benefit with the right perspective. Much like we have to let our toddlers fall in order for them to develop balance and leg muscles, etc., God gives us fee will. But He is always there watching with love. He’s always reaching out to pull us up like Peter when he doubted and began to sink beneath the stormy sea.

      But it’s taken me plenty of times to discover that hot things burn. And burning isn’t what I’d like in the short or long term. What can I say? I’m a slow learner and that’s still okay because the Father is a patient parent. He often lets us struggle because it’s necessary to grow and truly love.


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