Worry has probably been the biggest roadblock for me on our journey to living with diabetes and celiac.
I have often thought that if I had personally been diagnosed I wouldn’t worry nearly as much, but since it affects my boys, the worry increases ten fold by ten fold by ten fold, until some days I can have myself worked up, stressed out and fearful about their futures, especially for John, my medium-guy with diabetes.
I thought going to scripture and seeing what God has to say about worry would be helpful to me, and I hope others as well.
In my search for quotes and verses for this post I came across the blog whatchristianswanttoknow.com: Bible Verses About Worry: 20 Comforting Scripture Quotes.
As I read, I tried to put each verse in the context of our life with diabetes and celiac. For length’s sake, I chose the 10 verses or passages that stood out to me today.
Matthew 6:25 and 27 “Therefore I tell you, do not be anxious about your life, what you will eat or what you will drink, nor about your body, what you will put on. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothing? And which of you by being anxious can add a single hour to his span of life?
Matthew 6:34 “Therefore do not be anxious about tomorrow, for tomorrow will be anxious for itself. Sufficient for the day is its own trouble.
Matthew 11:28 Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.
2 Thessalonians 3:16 Now may the Lord of peace himself give you peace at all times in every way. The Lord be with you all.
Philippians 4:6-7 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.
1 Peter 5:7 Casting all your anxieties on him, because he cares for you.
Psalm 23:4 Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me.
Psalm 56:3 When I am afraid, I put my trust in you.
Psalm 121:1-2 I lift up my eyes to the hills. From where does my help come? My help comes from the LORD, who made heaven and earth.
Proverbs 3:5-6 Trust in the LORD with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths.
I will leave you with a few quotes about worry, from one past and two present Christian leaders. I hope they will bless you today.
Worry does not empty tomorrow of its sorrow. It empties today of its strength.- Corrie Ten Boom
Worry is the sin of distrusting the promise and providence of God, and yet it is a sin that Christians commit perhaps more frequently than any other.- John MacArthur
No one can pray and worry at the same time.- Max Lucado