Is there something you are stressing out about today? Your kids? Finances? Your health? I think we all have something that adds about 100 plus pounds of pressure on our shoulders. Maybe that’s why I’ve been gaining weight? 😉 Couldn’t have been all those extra sweets I was stuffing in my mouth this week!
I had my last two wisdom teeth removed the other day, and I was extremely anxious about it. Way more than usual. It’s hard to completely trust an oral surgeon you don’t know even if he has the best bedside manner. I’m discovering that the older you get, the more you worry that something might go wrong.
When I was finally back in the chair and the IV was put in, I remember thinking that I could not wait until the lights went out. That’s my favorite part of any kind of surgery – mainly because those stressed out feelings come to a halt. Everything you are worrying about shuts off. Even better, with every surgery I’ve experienced, I got to wake up and find out that what I worried about didn’t happen.
Amazing to think what you put yourself through when you’re anxious about something. I guess we all have our way that comforts us temporarily. Wouldn’t it be the best thing ever if we could flip a switch and just shut those worries out?
I can’t help but think that God allows us to have those feelings to prepare us sometimes. What I’ve learned, though, through experience and His Word, is that he wants us to trust Him – no matter what the outcome is. Do you trust Him?
“Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight.”