that’s mine, this is yours

As my mom’s illness continues it is becoming a constant effort to remind myself what belongs to me and what belongs to God.

I have dear friends and an awesome brother who understand my folks and the unspoken parts of our family enough to know where to step in and where to hang back.  As for me, once again what is “mine” to hold up is my family in prayer and to do little things like text and call in the meantime.

If I try to control everything I will be overwhelmed by my anxiety and fear.  I have to give God what is His–which is really everything– and keep what is mine–but keep it in a loose grip.

What are you trying to keep to yourself today?  What do you need to release into God’s care?

Let it go. Entrust Him with all of your concerns, worries, and anxieties and believe He will take care of all of it.

Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you. 1 Peter 5:7 is one of the first verses I learned as a new believer. It may be among my favorite verses for the simple truth it holds.

So with my mom and all my other concerns, I am trusting Jesus.  He has my best in mind and loves those dear to me even more than I will ever know.




About gretchenr17

Wife, mother, daughter, sister, friend. Writer, farmer, fellow sojourner... at every turn I learn a bit more about God's wild mercies.
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1 Response to that’s mine, this is yours

  1. Sorry your Mom is ill.
    Lord, reach down with Your mighty healing power and touch this Mother.
    Help the family as well. Grant wisdom, strength, and love as well. Amen

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