When Anxiety Takes Over

One day, he’ll belong to another woman, but for now, he’s mine 🙂

Do you ever get anxious or fearful about the unknowns?  I don’t know about you, but I often find myself creating full-blown scenarios in my head that are years down the road…

The day we found out we were having a boy, B and I went to lunch to celebrate.  Over chips, salsa, enchiladas, and a big glass of Coke, I started crying over the fact that one day, our baby boy would grow up one day and marry another woman, leaving me behind…

I hadn’t even held him yet, and I was already jumping all the way to his wedding day.

But that’s what we do sometimes…we let our imaginations run wild, and give in to our anxiety about this we have no control over that are weeks, months, or even years down the road.

I was reading in Jesus Calling this morning and talked about how these anxieties are the result of envisioning the future without God.

When we linger in the future, our anxiety, it says, “sprouts up like mushrooms,” but the reality of God’s presence with us now and in the future has the ability to “outshine any fantasy you could ever imagine.”  

God is with me today.  God will be with me tomorrow.  And God will be with me 30 years from now when it’s time to hand my first born son over to the arms of another woman.

Why waste time worrying about things we can’t control that are WAY down the road, or even just up ahead.  Who has the time?!  Hand your worry over to God.  Cast it on Him and trust in Him.

Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself.
Matthew 6:34

“She will have no fear of bad news; her heart is steadfast, trusting in the Lord.  Her heart is secure, she will have no fear; in the end she will look in triumph on her foes.” 
Psalm 112:7-8