Wednesday, July 14, 2010

God is sovereign, even over the little things


When DH and I do go away for our anniversary, it will be a miracle. It will be a miracle because it's not everyday that you can leave behind 5 children and enjoy time with just one another. Another miracle will be that not only have I found someone to keep them, but that I will actually get on the plane and go. Worry is a sin that is a daily struggle for me. If I hear a story of a death or illness or any ill-will, I become convinced that the same thing is going to happen to me or someone in my family. God does not want us to worry. After all, He reminds us over and over again that He has a plan for each of our lives. He loves us. He even knows the number of hairs on our heads... and keeping track with mine must keep him busy since I am always losing hair! I must surrender my worry at His feet. I must hold out my hand and trust Him with my children and all of our safety. Do you struggle with this? Will you join me in praying against my worry over this trip? I so need His peace!!

12 comments:

Preppy 101 said...

I have the same weakness and struggle. Worry. I have to constantly remind myself that "if I'm praying, I'm not worrying and conversely, if I'm worrying, I'm not praying." I feel your pain and will pray for your peace and freedom from worry! xoxo

Kim said...

Oh sweet friend. I feel your pain and know exactly how your mothers heart feels. I struggle with the same issues. What a privilege to pray alongside you for peace and freedom from worry. Remember that your time away and investment in your marriage will be a blessing to your children as well!

pink green & southern said...

What a wonderful comment above from Kim! I too will pray for you to have peace and also to have a WONDERFUL time on your getaway. Can't wait to hear all about it!

Travelbugmom said...

Great previous comments. I have some years on you...26 years married this year and believe me...I can't tell you MORE how important it is to spend time alone with your husband. Don't beat yourself up every single mother struggles with this!

Breath and enjoy~

Susan said...

Oh listen, you are dealing with the queen on this subject. I'm a neurotics jackpot. I don't even need a reason to worry, just give me a time and a place. I honestly feel like most mothers are like this, it's the ones that could care less and don't have a worry in the world about taking off that I would wonder about.

Beth Dunn said...

Have a wonderful time together!!!
xoxo
SC

Mom on the Run said...

As a professional worry wart, DOTR's favorite thing to say to me is "worry about nothing, pray about everything". As someone who is fully human, I have a hard time with that but it does help to be reminded. A lot. Have a great trip and enjoy every minute.

myletterstoemily said...

and you deserve this trip. have a wonderful
anniversary . . . and don't think about the
kids!!!

blessings,
lea

Love Being a Nonny said...

I am praying with you RIGHT NOW. My daughter is the QUEEN of worry about leaving hers. As I pray for her in the coming days....you, Henley on the Horn, will be prayed for too.

The Mrs. said...

That hairs on the head thing just makes me bawl about God and how much he loves us. Go and get time with husband and you deserve it!!! Happy for you!

Town and Country Mom said...

I do struggle with this, but it helps to remember that worry changes nothing; prayer, on the other hand, has the capability to change everything! Praying that you'll have a wonderful trip!

Sherrie said...

Have a wonderful trip. We are blessed that my parents have always taken the boys for us so I am completely at peace with leaving them in their care.