Yep, this is me. This is most definitely me. I am constantly, and always have been, a worrier.

When I was growing up, I thought I was just an over thinker- but I now know that this worrisome part of me is a huge red flag in my heart.

These past few weeks leading up to college I have been worse than ever. Constantly trying to make sure everything is bought for the dorm room, that my parents and brother will be okay with me leaving, if I will miss my sweet dogs welcoming me every day as I walk into the door (which I know I certainly will), if I'll even like college, if I will have any free time... the list goes on and on and on.

But God has been creeping in these thoughts these past few days. He's shaking his head at me, thinking "What the HECK do you have to be anxious about Ash!? I got it all covered."

Philippians 4:6-7 says "Do not be anxious ever. But in everything, with prayer and petition, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus."

I wrote that down from memorization. If you have an anxious heart, please please PLEASE memorize this verse. It will change your life. As soon as you feel the anxieties creep in- pray this verse, and soon your heart will be at rest. God is truly wonderful and all-powerful that way.

​If you are like me and you have an anxious heart, do not fear. Just keep praying. Keep asking Jesus for rest. Ask him to calm your heart. Give him your requests! He is there to listen, and he is there to help. He never ever wants his children to be anxious. In retrospect, it is a huge waste of time. God has already got everything figured out, for all our days are written in his book. All he asks us to do is to trust him.

When we worry, we think we have more power over our lives than God. Instead, let's hand the reigns over to the one true King of this world. Let's throw off the worries, and rest in Jesus's loving embrace.

xoxo,

Ash

 

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