But guess what? I was still stressed. It took me a few days to remember how to fix it.
Philippians 4:6 says "Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving present your request to God."
Romans 8:28 says "We know that in all things God works for the good of those who love Him, who have been called according to His purpose."
In all things.
I have had both those verses memorized for years. But I needed to read them again so that God could point out something new. Even after 30 years of earnestly seeking Him, there is new peace and joy just waiting.
I have so much to ask for. Protect my husband. Keep me healthy. Guide my children.
But if I trust that "all things work for good" then I need to remember to present my requests with thanksgiving. And I have even more to be thankful for. Strong, healthy, obedient children. Doctors that take me seriously and are willing to listen. An amazing husband who is my best friend also.
As I have spent this last week praying about his trip to Afghanistan I have remembered to take the time to thank God first. And it has been so much easier.
All things work for good.
I believe that!