I Couldn’t Stop Worrying About My Child. This Is What It Cost Me.

 I was robbing God of glory!

I was neglecting the miracles of yesterday and today, to instead worry about tomorrow.

He was right! My oldest had made it through so far and why was I getting so worked up? Why was I presuming what would happen as he transferred to the “unknown”  next phase of his life?

Immediately two Scripture passages came to my mind. Matthew 6:34 says,

” Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own .”

I was borrowing trouble from tomorrow when I had no idea what tomorrow may hold for us. I was fearing what may happen. What a harmful way to spend my time?! Whining to God about tomorrow when I should have been thanking Him for yesterday was not the way of faith.

The second passage was 1 Samuel 7:12,

” Thus far has the Lord helped us.”

I was convicted of how “thus far” the Lord had only been faithful to my family by giving grace upon grace to get my son through a private school education. It may have been difficult, but he had made it through and with good grades.

To make a long story short, my oldest son did so much better in high school. He thrived there. I remember his senior year and looking at his honor roll certificate and thinking back to his eighth grade year.

I was so humbled.

I thought of God’s faithfulness and how ridiculous I had been to worry when God knew all along how well he would do.

So just as some of the Israelites failed the test, so had I. The hardest lessons are some of the most valuable though, the ones remembered most clearly.

Better to ponder all the miracles “thus far”, than fret over what may or may not happen in the future. 

Since that time, I leave tomorrow for tomorrow, because I have enough manna to praise Him for today!


This article originally appeared at FarmWyfe.com.

Gretchen Fleming
Gretchen Fleming
Gretchen's passion is to follow hard after Jesus, knowing He is the treasure of a lifetime and worth every minute she commits to Him. God’s Word has been life-changing for her through the most trying times—a great source of strength, wisdom, and truth. She's a speaker, writer, and Bible teacher who loves to see Jesus change lives as He’s changed hers. Gretchen is a wife of 29 years and mother of 3 young adult children. Find her writing at GretchenFleming.com.

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