Published on September 28th, 2013 | by Mannie Ramos0
Worrying Will Test Your Faith
Back in April here at Being Encouraged, we covered a topic called “Death to Life,” This topic revolved around something that you put to rest to become a better person and I chose worry. H ere’s a link to the article: http://beingencouraged.com/2013/04/09/death-to-life-choosing-faith-over-worry. Now I am not perfect by any means but I would love to share how I’ve been keeping my worries down to a bare minimum.
I mentioned in that article that I always worry about my mother and her battle with addiction. About six weeks ago, my mom lost that battle and started to revert back to her old ways. I must admit, I was very worried at first but I started to read scripture and I was somehow directed back to Proverbs 12:25, “Anxiety in a man’s heart weighs him down, but a good word makes him glad.” This was the exact same scripture I ended my previous article with. So I went back and read what I wrote and realized that I chose to declare in front of everyone that I would choose faith over worry. So I began to pray and I must say, God works in mysterious ways because my mom is back on the winning side. In my opinion, this setback also brought some much needed restoration in the relationship between my mom and older sister. My mother is so strong, even in her weakest moments because she is resilient.
I know my mom might feel uncomfortable with me telling this story so soon but I am proud of her. She is the vessel in this case that has shown how strong God is when you pray. I come from the mindset that God doesn’t want to see us struggling and hurting but when we are, he is the one that will get you back on track. People question religion but I am happy to have a leader in my life that gives encouragement even in our darkest hour. So next time you feel like worry is consuming your heart just pray and let it go. Watch for the difference and see how worry no longer cripples you.
1 Peter 5:7 “casting all your anxieties on him, because he cares for you.”