I laid awake last night until after 1 am. Thinking. Worrying. More thinking. And this morning--surprise!--I woke up tired and dragging. Then, my daily reading for today hit me where it hurt.
July 10 in "Jesus Calling": 'Though I am Lord of lords and King of kings, I also desire to be your intimate Friend. When you are tense or pretentious in our relationship, I feel hurt. I know the worst about you, but I also see the best in you. I long for you to trust Me enough to be fully yourself with Me. When you are real with Me, I am able to bring out the best in you: the very gifts I have planted in your soul. Relax, and enjoy our Friendship.'
When I worry, it hurts Him. Who am I to worry when He is the King of kings, the Almighty Creator of the universe? Sigh.
I'm feeling overwhelmed, Lord. Help me remember every day to trust that you've got everything under control. Forgive me when I worry.