Sunday, May 13, 2012

Too Wonderful...

My heart is not proud, O LORD,
my eyes are not haughty;
I do not concern myself with great matters
or things too wonderful for me.
Psalm 131:1

This verse has been speaking to me these past few weeks.  The Lord led me to this verse during a bible study that was talking about not being conceded or prideful.

It was through this verse that I came face to face with this truth...

All my worrying is just another form of PRIDE!

I worry about my husband and my children.  I worry about God's timing.  I worry about when He will bring Kenzi home and how all the details will come together.  I worry about the future.  I worry about what others think.  The list could go on and on.

But who of you by worrying can add a single hour to his life?
Matthew 6:27

Not only does God remind me that my worrying will do nothing for me but the verse in Psalm 131 made it clear to me that all of my worrying was really pride.  You see when I worry and fret over things I am not trusting the Lord.  I am not trusting that He...the one who created the earth, numbered the stars, and spread out the skies can take care of the details of my life.

Certainly these details...the things I get caught up in worrying about are too wonderful for me.  For some reason our human nature finds it so much easier to ponder all the what if''s and the details instead of really focusing in on praying for the issues and praising God for the way He is going to take care of each one of them in His time.

So my new motto when I feel those worries creeping up is to say out loud to myself...

those thoughts are too wonderful for you, Jenna! 

I want to choose to give Him all my what ifs, and how tos, and whys.  I want to stop in the middle of those overwhelming thoughts and consider HIS wonders.   I have unmasked worry and see that it is only selfish pride in disguise.  So this day I am choosing to just take the next step He puts before me and leaving all of those "too wonderful" details up to Him.

Surely the God who commands the mornings, and perscribed the limits for the sea can take care of every detail of my life and yours.


Zach + Michelle said...

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Colin and Jess said...


Just started reading about your adoption. My husband and I are adopting siblings from Ethiopia! We are so very excited. Long journey ahead, though. :)