Monday, January 23, 2012

Worries...

Y'all know I love to knit...

Well, I did before my I got the bicep tendonitis in my arm....

My love for knitting is still there, its just painful now.

(Dang... I really AM falling apart...)

I have been trying to knit things that are "light"... things that dont get too much weigh on them.

Like this blanket.  Its a perfect example of something that is NOT light to knit.

Source: ravelry.com via Rebecca on Pinterest


When you start off, its just a few rows of yarn...

Not a problem to hold... easy to carry... easy on the hands & arms.

but then you keep at it & work on it & then it gets bigger & bigger...

... & heavier & heavier...

With all my aches & pains & misery & questions I've been going through lately with my hands & feet, I've been adding worry & worry & more worry to my life.

Its just like that heavy knitting needle...

We do that, dont we?  Add the worries on without even thinking about it.  Piling them on... not making the load lighter.

But I have to remember who our God is.

He's the one who is strong enough to toss a mountain like a pebble... He's bigger then the universe.  So we can rest our cares & worries upon His shoulders, cant we?

God knows we collect our worries in our lives... & how heavy they can get.  Most of the time, the weight isnt even our own worries - we add some that arent even ours to bear. 

These anxiesties & worries sap our energy... take away the joy that is in our lives...

So I'm reminding myself... & you... that God has everything under control.  He wants to lighten our load... He wants us to give Him our worries.  He'll exchange it for His peace...

... & in the end, we can enjoy the beautiful creation of life that He has knitted for us...

(You totally knew I had to throw in my blog title here) ;)

Give your entire attention to what God is doing RIGHT NOW & dont worry about what may or may not happen tomorrow.  God will help you with the hard things when they come.
-Matthew 6:34


9 comments:

Cathy said...

You are so right. We let those worries pile up rather than give them to God.

I'll be praying for you.

Anonymous said...

You don't know how badly I needed this today.

Frizzy

AuburnChick said...

Awww...hugs to you, my friend.

Z of ZKNITZ said...

Amen!


Cast your cares on God, for He careth for you!

Amy said...

Sorry about your pain.. Hugs..

Girl in Carolina said...

GREAT post friend! xoxo

April said...

Girl...I so needed to hear this today! Just seems that we're getting things tossed at us around every bend...and I'm such a worrywart, anyway. I am constantly having to remind myself that God truly is in control of every aspect of my life, so there's no real need for worry. Turn it over to Him...and it's a done deal! Get well soon!!!

heathersister said...

Why do we tend to forget this?

Heather said...

Love this.

I am not much of a worrier now, but I used to be. There is so much time wasted in worrying; if it's something you can do something about, then do it. If it's out of your control, pray about it, then let go and let God take the reins.

That's my philosophy, anyway...