Grateful Gratitude Series

212 Giving Up

I used to worry…

Who am I kidding, I still have a tendency to worry a bit – I used to call it “prepare for the worst and hope for the best.”

But I found, through much trial and many errors that my practice of preparing for the worst caused me to miss out on so many opportunities to make memories and be grateful for the little day-to-day things, that by the time I got around to hoping for the best it didn’t seem so sweet anymore.

Then I started thinking about these verses:

Are not five sparrows sold for two pennies? Yet not one of them is forgotten by God. Indeed, the very hairs of your head are all numbered. Don’t be afraid; you are worth more than many sparrows.

Luke 12:6-7

and this passage:

25 “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? 26 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? 27 Can any one of you by worrying add a single hour to your life?

28 “And why do you worry about clothes? See how the flowers of the field grow. They do not labor or spin. 29 Yet I tell you that not even Solomon in all his splendor was dressed like one of these. 30 If that is how God clothes the grass of the field, which is here today and tomorrow is thrown into the fire, will he not much more clothe you—you of little faith? 31 So do not worry, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’ 32 For the pagans run after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them. 33 But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well. 34 Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.

Matthew 6:25-24

Why worry about what might be,

hasn’t happened yet,

where I’ll be in five years,

if everything will turn out okay,

if I am making the right decisions,

what the future holds,

etc., etc., etc.

Because

every,

single,

time

I have worried about these things, G-d has provided an answer:

Sometimes “Yes,”

Sometimes “NO,”

and

Sometimes “Wait, I have something much better in store for you.”

Every,

single,

time

that I have tried to take matters into my own hands and make something happen,

the results have been disastrous.

Every,

single,

time

I have wanted to ‘throw in the towel’ and give up, I have been immeasurably blessed.

My goal is that

every, single, time I start to worry

I will give that worry to G-d and know deep in my heart

that it will work out according to H-s plan.

But

every,

single,

time

I look at the birds outside my window, I am reminded that I am valuable to G-d.

You are too.

Never forget that.

Never Give Up!

XO Lisa ❤️

5 comments on “212 Giving Up

  1. Prophetic verses from Luke and Matthew’s Gospels encourage us again and again.

    Like

  2. I needed this….in fact, to keep this and read it daily. You and I are indeed, soul twins.

    Liked by 1 person

  3. Robin SW

    Wow awesome. Ty needed this especially today.

    Liked by 1 person

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