“A Thousand Worries”

For every drop of trust, I hold a thousand worries
I have a thousand wants, a thousand needs
I bring to You
while making my own plans to get them done.
Thinking the peace comes from the thing received, achieved,
rather than You,
my flimsy patience begs me hasten,
encouraging my DIY plans to control my own fate.
But fate proves a heavy load
for my fragile hands, which now,
I see, hold a thousand worries once more.

So I come again, Lord,
making known my request.
You’re not just my backup plan;
You’re my peace.

“Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.”

– Philippians 4:6-7


15 thoughts on ““A Thousand Worries”

  1. Oh WOWZA–this is SO GOOD, Kelly!! Everybody I know needs this reminder today, “God is not our backup plan, but our Peace”–fabulous! God bless you abundantly!!! May I reblog please?

  2. Kelly Elizabeth: had but little time today and read your first two offerings this morning (Prayers of Puritans?) and this A Thousand Worries. So well put. So well crafted. So. Thanks. I will have to explain the even-wider-than-usual-grin all day. And that with my usual reply to “how are you?” –Much Better Than I Deserve, Thanks!” (and then I heard Dave Ramsay use it in his radio talk show some years after I had adopted the reply and that helped post a pretty permanent grin and occasionally I would get further queried about that and I would have the opportunity to add: I live with me. So I know what I so richly deserve and I thank my Lord and God each morning and often the rest of the day through for not giving me just that! I get about three hours every few days to blog and hopefully soon that shall expand. I shall visit and give thanks to Phoebe for the “introduction.”

  3. Reblogged this on Women of Warfare! (WOW!) and commented:
    Dear friends, followers and visitors
    I hope you all had a good Easter break.

    I know from my own experiences of life, from my conversations with loved ones and from reports of world events that peace is a sorely-needed requirement in our lives.

    Yet the peace we need is not the ‘peace’ of this world but the heart and soul peace that comes only from God. It is a peace that surpasses our natural understanding. It is a peace that garrisons our hearts. A peace that protects us from being overwhelmed by anxieties, fears and worries.

    However, we need to abide in that place of peace. Failure to do so is like making travel or home insurance payments then worrying about the consequences of events that may or may not happen, acting as if you have no confidence in the provisions of the policy, or worse, acting as if there is no policy in place.

    The following re-blogged post depicts what often happens when we pray for peace.

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