Why Is It So Hard To Worry Less And Trust More

I struggle with control issues. I’m sure many of you probably feel the same way, and situations I have no control over drive me crazy. It doesn’t matter if the issue is minor, like decorating a Christmas Tree; it can still cause me stress. Control, stress, worry, and trust all seem to be this never-ending cycle that keeps repeating itself.

I can’t control the sun rising every morning. That is a known fact, and I have no problem trusting that the Lord will have the sun in the sky, even if clouds hide it. I know it is there, even if I can’t see it. But, let one little and insignificant problem come up, and I am immediately thrown into a tailspin of stress and worry.

My days are usually uneventful, and I live a very blessed life. I’m so thankful for the Lord’s many blessings, and He has always been there with me, even when I’ve gone through storms. When I think of the significant storms I’ve been through, I can see how the Lord was in control the whole time. These storms were things I couldn’t control, and stress and worry were my constant companions. I’m a “the glass is half full” kind of person, but when major storms hit, the glass suddenly becomes empty.

How do you keep stress and worry from taking up residence in your brain when things are spinning out of control? Reading Matthew 6:25-34 is a start. These verses are filled with wisdom and encouragement. The Lord tells us that He will provide for us. Worrying doesn’t change the situation, but seeking the Lord does.

Matthew 6:25-34

25 “Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothes? 26 Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they? 27 Can any one of you by worrying add a single hour to your life?

28 “And why do you worry about clothes? See how the flowers of the field grow. They do not labor or spin. 29 Yet I tell you that not even Solomon in all his splendor was dressed like one of these. 30 If that is how God clothes the grass of the field, which is here today and tomorrow is thrown into the fire, will he not much more clothe you—you of little faith? 31 So do not worry, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’ 32 For the pagans run after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them. 33 But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well. 34 Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.

The real problem is a lack of trust. Some situations require you to depend on others, and people can let you down. Humans are flawed, and even those we love most can still let us down and disappoint us. But, the GREAT NEWS is the Lord is not like humans.

Numbers 23:19

19 God is not human, that he should lie, not a human being, that he should change his mind. Does he speak and then not act? Does he promise and not fulfill?

James 1:17

17 Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows.

Psalms 20:7

Some trust in chariots and some in horses, but we trust in the name of the Lord our God.

Trusting in man is not the answer. Chariots and horses have long been replaced. Trusting in the Lord will bring joy and peace, even when the storms are raging. He alone can calm the storms; “Peace, Be Still!”

To God Goes The Glory!

Have A Blessed Day!

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  1. Marci Hutchison says:

    Thank you for reminding us to Trust in God. He is always there for us! Have a Wonderful Day!

  2. Debbie Brown says:

    I really enjoyed reading today’s post.
    It is so true, God takes care of us and the scripture reminds us of that.
    Thank you for sharing, we are human and we all feel like that sometimes.

  3. Emily Cromer says:

    Such a beautiful and needed reminder! I love the scripture you chose!

  4. Lori Gorenflo says:

    Thank you for your Sunday posts. A much needed reminder today to trust in Him! Have a blessed week.

  5. Thank you for this important reminder.
    Love you

  6. I truly enjoy your blog and these Sunday posts are wonderful. today was particularly inspiring…. And am impetus reminder to trust our Lord for everything.

  7. Love your posts and look forward to them each day. After reading today’s post , I was reminded of one of my most recent inspiration books. Titled “Anxious for Nothing by Max Lucado. It was uplifting just like your jbm Sunday posts.

  8. Thank for you for today’s post, it helped me with the struggles I am having, I appreciate your encouraging post.

  9. Good reminder. Thank you, Tania! Love your Sunday encouraging words and all of your beautiful clothes you find for us! God bless you!

  10. Tamela Skaggs says:

    I seem to have much faith for other peoples needs. God has proven Himself over and over to me but I feel so unworthy. Only by His precious blood applied to my heart am I worthy to be called His daughter. I am so thankful to claim that promise in todays dark world.

  11. Alexia Maben says:

    Amen. You have a great week!

  12. Tonya (Denise) Cheatham says:

    Love this! A much-needed reminder. Thank you.

  13. Thank you for this reminder! Have a blessed week.

  14. Ginger Hiller says:

    This message really spoke to me since I, like you, always want to be in control. My desire to be in control is the worst when I am a passenger in a vehicle. Thankfully, I know that God is really the only one that is always in control. I hope that you have a blessed day.

    1. That’s me too! Meditation helps me through it all. I walk and/and or run and I feel all of the stress release. Prayers are offered, and my whole spirit rejoices.

  15. Glada St. Clair says:

    Thank you. i needed that.

  16. Thank you for sharing with us and reminding me that stress and worry need not be and remind myself to trust in the Lord. I know he has been with me when i was in one of life’s storms and paved the way when I just didn’t know ….

    Thank you – have a blessed day everyone.

  17. Wonderful post. I am so glad that you have these posts each Sunday. You are so honest, and God is using you to help other women. I want to suggest that you talk with your doctor about the worry you experience. We all worry, but sometimes it is intensified as we age and medication can help.

  18. I needed this right now!! Thank you Tania!

    1. Thank you for your Sunday posts. I enjoy reading during the week, but I look forward to the encouragement you share on Sunday morning. Please don’t stop… we(I) need this!!!

  19. Thank you. I also have a blessed life but worry too much. When I finally let go (after usually struggling for a while) I feel so much better. The frustrating thing is I repeatedly have to remind myself to that God is waiting with open arms to take my burdens from me. He has ALWAYS been there, I just have to open my eyes. Does he always give me the answer I want? Absolutely not! But I finally realize it is the answer I NEED vs WANT 😊😊

    Thanks again, a friend in Christ

  20. I need to keep this as a reminder. Like you, I’m very fortunate though I have certainly had some very challenging experiences recently. However, I still have must to be grateful for. Thank you for the reminder to trust in Him. Have a wonderful day!

    1. Nancy you stated the way I am feeling this week. Tania you are such a blessing and you help me so very much. Life is hard but God is good. Let’s pray for each other today

  21. As always, spot on with your Sunday morning message. Enjoy your family and time away!

  22. Thank you so much for posting this. I needed these scriptures this morning to help prepare my heart to see Gos today when all I want to do is worry about issues. Thank you for your Sunday posts!

  23. Tania,
    Your Sunday posts are the best. I look forward to them, thank you. The storm and challenges in our life bring our greatest lessons and growth…God’s hands at work, not ours. Although, during the storm it is often hard to trust God, but Trusting we are right where we need to be, gets us through. Give Glory to God in all Things!

  24. Thank you for your Sunday post, I needed this. 🌸💗

  25. Thank you for sharing wonderful devotions with us. His word is always the truth. Have a blessed Lord’s Day!!

  26. This is a great post that came at the perfect time.
    Thank you