Good morning world! 🙂 That’s how I felt when I woke up this morning. That doesn’t happen often (though I hope to change that), but it is usually happens on Friday mornings. Most people go to work on Fridays. I however, am very blessed to only have to work 4 days a week. So while the rest of the busy world gets up and goes off to their work corner for the day, I sit back and leisurely start the day, enjoying the quiet left by an empty building. Thus, Friday mornings are often my most favorite time of the week.
So these mornings tend to be my de-stress time, a time for lots of prayer, Bible study, reflection, and simply relaxing. Well when I woke up this morning I immediately realized the pain that I’ve been having in my arm was practically gone! I went from stabs of pain and constant uncomfortable soreness just two days ago to near nothing! How? I took a break from worrying over it and prayed.
Granted this was not my first reaction to seek my Father for help. No, once I found the irritation in my arm, went to the doctor, and took steps to keep it stable, I began to worry to much. I worried that something was suddenly wrong, that I had injured my arm somehow. So it continued hurting, which only caused more worry. So I got an x-ray. It wasn’t until it came back showing nothing wrong that I wondered if I had been stressing so much over it that I was convincing myself that something was terribly wrong. So I decided to take off the brace and the ace-bandage and put up with the pain. It was time to stop worrying. Nothing was broken, so I figured I needed to move it more. It still hurt, but I just took it easy. And then I prayed. I asked God to take the pain away. I’m excited to share that God answered my prayer!
It is amazing what all that worrying did in a few short weeks. And equally amazing how, the moment I decided to let it go, how much better I felt. Even still how much better I felt after talking with God about it. Did you know that only 8% of what a normal person worries about it actually legitimate? All other worries are either things we can do nothing about, things that will never happen, or random stuff that has no business causing us stress! That’s 92% of useless worrying! (Learned this recently from an audio book called Lead the Field).
When I realized the destruction of my worry, and sought out God’s help and comfort, I felt at peace and my pain was measurably less. God has given me confidence that it will not impede my upcoming trip, and this moment has given me more opportunity to share just how awesome He is!
So, what are you needlessly worrying about? Give it to God, let it go, push through, and move on.