As a mother things haven’t changed that much, they maybe have gotten a little worse, and I think that just comes with the territory. For example E was born with a kidney/bladder condition and needed a big surgery when she was two and a half and that was a whole other worry for me – will she be ok? Will her kidney work right? Would she need another surgery? Thankfully she’s 100% ok, and her kidney and bladder work perfectly. There are also those times when your babies are small and can’t communicate to you what’s wrong or what they are feeling, which can send your mama heart into major worry… and then possibly to Web MD to look up symptoms, which totally freaks you out!
My worries became real this week when someone I knew suddenly died. She was young, around 40 and left behind 2 kids – an infant and a almost two year old. My heart breaks for her family and her children that will never know her, and her little girl that is almost two, that for now remembers her mom and is most likely longing for her comfort, kisses and snuggles.
I haven’t been able to get this family out of my mind and makes me worry about my children and their health and future. Or if something happened to me and my children had to grow up without me or their dad. Obviously this all is out of my control, but as a person and a mother you can’t help but put yourself in the shoes of others or let your mind worry and wander about what could/can go wrong.
When my mind wanders or gets consumed with worry I always think of these scriptures, and am sharing them today for any of you who ever feel the same as I do.
1 Peter 5:7 – Throw all of you anxiety on him because he cares for you.
Phillipians 4:6 – Do not be anxious over anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication along with thanksgiving, let your petitions be made known to God.
Matthew 6:34 – So never be anxious about the next day, for the next day will have it’s own anxieties. Each day has enough of its own troubles.
Luke 12:25 – Who of you by being anxious can add a cubit to his lifespan?
Revelation 21:4 – He will wipe out every tear from their eyes and death will be no more, neither morning nor outcry nor pain be anymore. The former things have passed away.
These scriptures always are a breath of fresh air to me, and help me not worry or be as anxious, because really it gets me no where and it takes me away from fully enjoying the moment and what I have right now.