Stress, March 16 Daily Reflection

His Own Creation

Like delicate butterfly wings in motion held together by a single stem dipped in the softest lavender hue, it soothes me…this sight…it brings me peace.

Tangled in knots not knowing what the future holds my stomach aches, my mind is consumed, I cannot seem to find peace. That is what worry does to my body. Tasting the acid from my stomach, thoughts a constant stream of motion at night when I should be sleeping. Stressed and for what concern about things in the future. What can I control?  I can only control my reaction to my thoughts, my actions towards my future, and my search for the peace. What must I give away; the stress, the worry and the way it takes hold of my life? I know this intellectually and spiritually it makes sense to give it to God but why can I not seem to give it completely to Him. Why must I grapple with those concerns when I know that He will take care of me?

“Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothes?  Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they?  Can any one of you by worrying add a single hour to your life? But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well.  Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.

Matthew 6: 25-27, 33-34

And so I seek to fall into this image this soft haven of purple, this creation of His Own design and there find calm, peace and serenity. For I am not alone how many among us worry and consume themselves with the stress of this world? Pray for me and I will pray for you that we can take in the Word of God that says “Do not worry about tomorrow”, for I know it is true and that is what I should consume; His words and not my own.

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  1. Cristy Garcia February 14, 2012

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