Sometimes I worry.
Okay, make that "I worry".
Alright, fine! I worry a lot.
I try not to. I really do. But I stress about all sorts of things. From stuff I can control (like my schedule or the laundry or the fact that the dust is so thick in my house that my five year old is running around writing her name in it) to stuff I can't control at all (the state of the economy, my career as an author, who's going to get elected in a few weeks.)
But even though I find myself stressing with regularity, I also know what to do when I find myself getting anxious and worried.
Do not be anxious for anything, but with prayer and thanksgiving, make your requests known to God. (paraphrase of Phil 4:6)
Do not be anxious. For anything. That's a pretty tall order. But if we step back and take a breath, then hand over all those cares and worries to God, well, it makes a difference. A big one. We have to just let those worries go and put them in God's safe hands. We can ask God to help us trust Him with all things - the big thing, the little things, and even dusty little fingers.
After all, as the Sunday School song went "He's go the whole world in Hid Hands..."
I feel better already:-)
Sarah Anne Sumpolec