Friday, January 23, 2009

Something for me to remember

This morning I was reading an update I got sent on this little girl's CarePage. Her name is Ella Newmiller and she has a DIPG tumor. I have never met her but she is part of my friend Jessica's church and that is how I heard about her. So I subscribe to her CarePage and get updates on her every so often. It helps me remember to pray for her and her family and to not always think about myself.

So today they referenced the verse Philippians 4:6-7 which most of us know ...

"Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus."

I think I really need to remember that verse right now and that God was reminding me of that this morning. Lately I find myself being anxious and worrying about a lot of things in my life. My job situation for next year, finances, family situations, having a baby with OI, getting everything done... I don't think I have spent enough time with the Lord lately to calm my worries. I really should be thanking him I even have a choice of jobs next year. That Daniel and I both have jobs to be bringing in finances. That I could even get pregnant b/c I have friends who can't get pregnant and want to. That I have a family to even care about. And the list could go on and on of things I should be thanking him for instead of worrying about them. Deep down I know He will and can take care of us but I think I just need to remind myself of that more right now.


traci said...


joye said...

I thought the same thing when I read her update this morning! That verse has been in my head pretty much everyday for the past week or so. You remind me, I'll remind you :)