Confessions of a Worrier

Wouldn’t that title be better if it said Confessions of a Warrior?” I am currently reading the book Traveling Light: Releasing the Burdens You Were Never Meant to Bear by Max Lucado. This book takes us on a journey through the 23rd Psalm. The sixth chapter (on the burden of worry) discusses the verse He leads me beside the still waters. Lucado urges us to see God not pushing us to go, but rather bidding us to come. God–out front, leading the way, “clearing the path.” Lucado points out that God’s help is timely and quotes The NLT version of Hebrews 4:16–“We will find grace to help us when we need it.”

My favorite part of this chapter deals with the questions, fears, and concerns that tend to cause worriers to worry. Questions like:

  • What if my husband dies?
  • What if my child gets a terminal illness?
  • What if my child doesn’t get into college? Get a job? Find a spouse?
  • How could I ever_____?
  • What if I don’t have time to _____?

In this section of the chapter he quotes the Message version of Matthew 6:34–“Give your entire attention to what God is doing right now, and don’t get worked up about what may or may not happen tomorrow. God will help you deal with whatever hard things come up when the time comes.”


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