I worry. But God taught me a lesson on worry. Remember I said previously I haven’t always been on the up and up? Well, you know the saying, good girls like the bad boys, I think they invented that because of me. But as you get older, in my case, you get wiser. However, because of my nature and liking, I was married to a bad boy for 18 years, and was caught up in some situations.
On this particular occasion it involved my dads riffle. When I was younger my dad use to take me hunting and I would shoot it. As an adult he decided to give it to me.
To make a long story extremely short, and because this situation involves other people, there are details that are going to be left out.
Well…. the authorities ended up taking my dads riffle. They told me I would get it back after they checked it out. Deep down inside I knew everything would be okay, but the enemy would lead you to think otherwise…. so worry kicked in.
I begin to think of all types of scenarios, what if this, what if that. Did I really know where the riffle had been, because it wasn’t in my possession all these years. If I tell you the enemy tried to change me into a worry machine, he did. I even couldn’t sleep. My mind stayed up worrying.
It was around midnight and I settled to the closest edge of the bed I was finally able to fall asleep. I was in the first stages of dosing off and I had an open vision. A man made of fire walked into my room and kneeled down beside my bed. As I was on the closest edge, He looked at me and said in a loud voice, “STOP WORRYING!” Something in me knew it was the Lord and I quickly said, “Yes Lord!”
That night I had a dream. In the dream I was at a receptionist window. She opened the window and passed my dads riffle to me, I signed some paperwork and left. God was showing me all would be well.
All that worrying I had done had been in vain. The Lord showed me through this experience and the dream how not to worry and when I place my cares on Him everything works out.
The dream came true, it didn’t play out exactly like I saw it, but the following week I was able to pick up my dads riffle with no issues. All this to say, when trying times come, because they will, don’t worry, turn your worry into faith in God. He is able and He wants us to cast our cares on Him, because He TRULY cares for us. ❤️
Proverbs 12:25 Anxiety in a man’s heart weighs him down, but a good word makes him glad.
1 Peter 5:7 Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you.