Worry sits shotgun barking endless commands. Like weeds the to-do list grows. Anxiety suffocates us. Yet it was never meant to accompany our DNA it is merely learned behavior another aspect of our fallen world.
As we process pass rejection, worry and doubt are front and center. We try to blend in by dressing like those around us. Perhaps even fixing our hair and makeup just so before heading out the door. In addition, we go to extra lengths to please others, whether that is compromising our standards or acting a certain way to fit in.
I love that Lysa includes Matthew 6: 26-27 in the study guide as well as the video for section one of the Uninvited Study. “Look at the birds in the sky. They do not store food for winter. They don’t plant gardens. They do not sow or reap—and yet, they are always fed because your heavenly Father feeds them. And you are even more precious to Him than a beautiful bird. If He looks after them, of course He will look after you. Worrying does not do any good; who here can claim to add even an hour to his life by worrying?” (The Voice Translation). These two short verses are treasure packed with love. Reread the verses. Allow them to sink in. Jesus is gently whispering to you, darling daughter, I’ve got this, there is no need for you to worry. With Him you are safe, provide for, and always invited in.
Jesus knows the depths of your heart. Who you really are. You don’t need to try to fit in or to be someone you are not there is no pressure. He loves you more than you can understand even with your flaws.
Jehovah Jireh (God Our Provider),
We praise you for the blessings in our lives. Thank you for this time to grow closer to you, to study your word, and to heal from our past. We surrender our past rejections and hurts to you. We surrender every anxiety to you. Provide for and bless each woman in a personal way this week. Amen