Friday, December 15, 2017

Are You a Worrier ♦ Devotion ♦ Tanya Eavenson

Are You a Worrier?

by Tanya Eavenson

 “Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding.” Proverbs 3:5 (NIV)

Truly, how fitting that I’m writing a devotion about worrying. Just a few minutes ago, I was praying for God’s protection over my oldest daughter.

She was safe. In her dorm. But then my mind began to take over. Soon she’ll be living off campus, and thoughts about her future, God’s direction in her life, and His protection overwhelmed me. Sometimes I think I need a tattoo like this on my forehead so it's the first thing I see in the morning and the last thing I see at night. How easy it is to worry—about today, tomorrow, or months into the future.

Scripture says that we are to trust in the Lord with all of our hearts. I’d like to say that’s easy, but when is following the Lord easy? Well, sometimes it isn’t too hard. Other times, not so much. He is continually stretching us, molding us to be more. To have more faith, to have more trust, and to be more like Him.

So, what does it look like when we trust in Him?

For me, it’s praying when I can’t sleep at night and the world feels heavy. It’s believing in faith that He will do as He has promised. It’s knowing no matter what, He will be at my side; He will never leave nor forsake me. It also means needing to meditate on Scripture, not by etching verses in my skin, only to forget about them later, but to press them into my heart so I may live them out.

If you’re anything like me—a worrier—I want to encourage you. God has you in the palm of His hand. Therefore, do not worry ... because the Lord is already there. He is in our todays, our tomorrows, and our futures, asking us to trust Him.

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War Veteran and ICE agent Brice Johnson has been defending his country and American lives for as long as he can remember. Now, he faces the biggest assignment of his life--protect the woman he loves. He's never been one to run from a fight, but when an old flame butts in expecting a second chance with Madi, and crippling visions of war call out to him, he begins to wonder if surrender is an option after all.

About Tanya:
Tanya Eavenson is an international bestselling and award-winning inspirational romance author. She enjoys spending time with her husband and their three children. Her favorite pastime is grabbing a cup of coffee, eating chocolate, and reading a good book. You can find her at her the links below.

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  1. Tanya, I can definitely relate. I just recently read in a devotional to turn worries into praise. The other night when I woke up in the middle of the night and all The Dreaded Thoughts bounced around in my mind--again--I tried praising God. For everything... until I slipped back to sleep. I hope I can remember this next time when life robs me of sleep, which I'm sure it will since I'm a frail human who needs Him so badly. Christmas blessings.

    1. Yes, Elaine, those nights when the mind won't shut down to allow peaceful sleep plague me, too, though I seldom wake up in the middle of the night. I'm a 'what-iffer' - which is good when writing, not so much when it comes to daily life. Thanks for dropping in. And Christmas blessings to you, too.

  2. Tanya, thank you for sharing your thoughts with us once again. God bless you!