Thursday, February 3, 2011

Do Not Worry About Tomorrow

[caption id="" align="alignright" width="300" caption="Image via Wikipedia"]Canon Deluxe Backpack 200 EG[/caption]

The backpack is far too heavy for me. I am hunched over from the struggle of having to carry it. It strains me almost to the point of exhaustion.

I'm weighed down by everything I have shoved in there.




The Daily Routine.

The Mundane.






The past.

The future.



The things of life, that I worry over.

Each one seemingly so important that I feel I must carry it.

These things that I continually shove in my own personal backpack.

Sometimes it is so full I can't even zip it shut. Just when I think there is room for nothing else...I squeeze another worry in.

I cannot continue like this.

"Father, this is so difficult for me. I don't want to worry, but worry creeps back to me. I say I trust You. I give you the backpack, but then I take it back again. The worry feels comfortable to me...even if it is painful.

Father, will you help me? Help me to trust you more. I need your words from Matthew 6:34 to soothe my tired back. "Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about its own things."

Lord, you are so much more capable to carry my burdens than I am. Forgive me for not trusting you more."


  1. A reminder that we ALL need. Thank you.

  2. I remember years ago when I finally gave that backpack up...and the actual feeling of relief and yes..I felt so light. I have to say..I may have started to carry that thing around again...but call it joy...I can release my burdens to the only one who knows what all of them are!!! Dianntha

  3. Hi Dawn! Thanks so much for visiting my blog. You're is great! I so needed to hear this word about worrying. I think I'm the worlds worst worry wart. I Keep trying to shove things into my back pack until I can take it anymore. Thanks for the reminder about giving it over to Him!

  4. My backpack appears to be permanently glued to me. Hmmm. Not sure what to do. And it keeps getting heavier, and heavier, and heavier....