Why Do We Worry?

September 10th?  Already? Seems like only yesterday that I walked out of my day job for the very last time on December 31, 2009. At that time, I had some fears about how we'd have to change our lifestyles, and whether or not I'd have to take a part-time job.

We all have fears from time to time. That's our nature. We are worriers.

I needn't have worried. God has so richly blessed my life this year. My husband often says, "It's a good thing you are retired, because you'd never have enough time to do all that you do if you were still working."

My worries about what I'd do with my time, if we'd have enough money, if I'd become a couch potato, if I'd miss using my skills...all these were for naught. Why? Because I forgot the one thing I should never forget. God's plan for me!

I've filled my hours with writing, with being active in ministries at church, with reading my Bible and doing Bible studies, having lunch with friends, exercising, and enjoying time with my husband. Even though we have less income, we have so many more blessings. And God always provides.

I don't know what God's plan is for me, but I know it is something beyond my wildest dreams!

What have you worried about, only to find that God was working in your life?


  1. That is a wonderful testimony! I've often wished I could step back and enjoy life more than I am able to do now. Thank you for the inspiration.

  2. beautiful words that I always need to hear. Yep, got things on my mind. There are people in my life with very serious issues--financial and health. I know the Lord will anwer the prayers but I sure wish He'd kinda hurry up. Just kidding. It's just hard to understand sometimes.

  3. I experienced the same fears when I left my job Dec 31, 2009 - I had no idea what God had in store for me but I KNEW I couldn't keep doing what I'd been doing the last 20+ yrs of my life. My circumstances had changed dramatically and I HAD to change with them or I would never make it through death unto new life.

    I still have those fears/worries on occasion but have learned to release them to God and receive His peace, provision and direction.

    Good luck and God's blessings!