Blinds – To Worry or Not to Worry

 

So, if you read my prior post, you know my brother was waiting on test results. The good news, what they checked was fine. The bad news, it was inconclusive so two doctors will perform another test this week. Also, mother will have a biopsy this Friday. Life is so full of things that could bring me to worry, but then I remember:

Luke 12:24-34

Consider the ravens: They do not sow or reap, they have no storeroom or barn; yet God feeds them. And how much more valuable you are than birds! Who of you by worrying can add a single hour to his life ? Since you cannot do this very little thing, why do you worry about the rest? “Consider how the lilies grow. They do not labor or spin. Yet I tell you, not even Solomon in all his splendor was dressed like one of these. If that is how God clothes the grass of the field, which is here today, and tomorrow is thrown into the fire, how much more will he clothe you, O you of little faith! And do not set your heart on what you will eat or drink; do not worry about it. For the pagan world runs after all such things, and your Father knows that you need them. But seek his kingdom, and these things will be given to you as well. “Do not be afraid, little flock, for your Father has been pleased to give you the kingdom. Sell your possessions and give to the poor. Provide purses for yourselves that will not wear out, a treasure in heaven that will not be exhausted, where no thief comes near and no moth destroys. For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.

It is so hard sometimes not to worry, but I think God understands me, I can’t help it. But I try hard every day this week to pray, not worry.
Have a great week and don’t worry, or try not to.

And the blinds, half open, praying for answers.

Blinds – Questioning Life

Please pray for my brother

Please pray for my brother

So today, I am starting a new series on wherever life will take me on a certain day. There will be days when the blinds will be completely closed, completely open, barely open or halfway open. Hope you will join me.

So today, I’m not sure. Maybe you can help. It is so dreary, raining and sort of cold – in the fifties, ok, better not complain about the temperature, but yet, it is a bummer. And this will be a trying week. I know God is here, but I am just afraid. My brother had some biopsies done last week, and he is a long-time smoker, so many tears over this. I know he has so many risk factors, but yet I know there is always hope and God is here. Yet, this thing has hit me hard. I’m having a hard time not dwelling on it, googling it and trying to lay it on the altar.
I lost my sister in her thirties, my brother and I are in our sixties. So today, and tomorrow and until Wednesday afternoon, it just is awful waiting. What can I do? I know I just need to pray and leave it for God, but this is my last sibling. I can’t let him go. I can’t. So today, I guess the blinds will be half-open, praying for a positive outcome. I know God has his answers.

Have a great Monday and reconsider blinds, or whatever and how you view the world on a certain day, and please say a prayer for my brother. God bless.