She would have told you that the verse above from Matthew 6:26,
“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?“
was something you could take to the bank and rely on as long as the earth spun on its axis. Yet, she continued to worry and unfortunately her worrying taught each of us three kids to worry and even some of the grandkids.
I wish I knew the answer to the question of why worry, but I don’t. I do know that God placed in my life a man who has the ability to remain positive no matter the circumstances. We married 30 years ago, and slipping the wedding band on my finger didn’t change me.
During the first few years of our marriage, my husband gently and softly guided me into understanding just how much energy and how much of myself I was giving away to worry. Just like mama, I worried about yesterday, today and tomorrow, even though tomorrow was still on the horizon. Over time, I understood that he loved me so much that he wanted to see me give myself more to God, our family and especially to him and our partnership.
I’m so glad I believed on this verse in Matthew, and I’m so glad that more than once my husband said to me, “You know you’re behaving just like your mama, don’t you?” That would do it!