Friday, March 20 – What…All Your Requests

Do not worry about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. —Philippians 4:6

I remember after having my children I worried every day about their wellbeing. I worried about their health, school, friends, choices and mental wellbeing—the list goes on and on. It was a full-time job. I spent every day worrying that they were struggling or making bad choices. There are so many things to worry about with children, we love them and want the best for them. Then just like that, they grew up and I continued to worry if I had done enough to teach them about life and how to navigate through the dark times. I wanted them to always know that God was with them and they are never alone. I needed to remember that for myself as well.

When they were young I prayed for them daily. I prayed that God would hold them and do his best work in them and that they would be open to His wisdom. I had to remember that I am powerless and that God is in charge, and when I worry I am questioning this. This worry can separate you from God at times. I needed to be reminded that struggles in life can help us live a more real life. These struggles may be gifts to us to help us understand life more fully and draw us closer to God.

God is always with you saying trust in Me. The Heavenly Father loves my children more than I do and I must stop the worry and trust in Him.

By Linda McDonough
Congregation Member