Tuesday, February 9, 2016

When Worry Keeps You From Praying

We were in the middle of playing outside and Ivy got a terribly concerned look on her face.  She sat down on the ground, and started playing with the grass by her bare knees.  She didn’t make eye contact with me.
“Can we stop and talk to God?” she whispered.
“Sure sweetie, what do you want to pray about?” I was wondering what in the world had crossed her mind to worry her so much that she would just out of the blue stop playing.
“Molly’s tummy.” Ivy still wasn’t looking at me, she was worried.  She had stopped playing simply because she was worried about Molly, my sister’s new black lab puppy who had just been spayed.
Ivy couldn’t get this little puppy’s stitches, out of her head.  So she wanted to pray about it, and of course we did.
To us adults praying about your mom’s, sister’s, new puppy might seem a little silly, but to a 4 year old that little puppy means a whole awful lot.  And what’s even more amazing is the creator of the universe knows about Molly’s tummy too.  Of all the problems in the world, that little dog’s stitches didn’t escape his view.
Sometimes worry prevents us from drawing close to God in our prayer and devotional time, but it needn’t.  We are more valuable to God that we will ever know.
There is nothing we need to worry about.
I drove past a church and their sign said, “Worry is like sitting in a rocking chair, you go back and forth all day but don’t get anywhere.”
I take great solace in the fact that my God, tells me not to worry.  We can give our cares to him because he cares for us.
 Are not two sparrows sold for a farthing? and one of them shall not fall on the ground without your Father. But the very hairs of your head are all numbered. Fear ye not therefore, ye are of more value than many sparrows.  Matthew 10:29:31
“Fear ye not.” Those are the words Jesus whispers to us.
You are more valuable than a sparrow.  Of all the things that can prevent us from drawing close to the Lord, worry needn’t be one of them.
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