Finding Peace in the What-If Moments

Finding Peace in the What-If Moments

June 21, 2016

“Don’t worry about anything; instead, pray about everything. Tell God what you need, and thank him for all he has done. Then you will experience God’s peace, which exceeds anything we can understand.” Philippians 4:6-7a (NLT)

CINDI MCMENAMIN

If ever I needed peace, it was that moment.

My 18-month-old daughter, Dana, was on the other side of the closed hospital door, being prepped for a bone marrow test.

Three days earlier she woke up from a nap with bruises all over her body. Her pediatrician discovered that little Dana’s blood platelet count was dangerously low. He had her admitted to a children’s hospital to see a blood specialist and take a bone marrow test to determine if she had cancer.

My husband and two friends were planning to wait with me during Dana’s test. But the specialist arrived at the hospital a day early and decided to perform the test immediately. The nurse whisked my sleeping daughter out of my arms and took her into the surgical room for the procedure — the insertion of a needle into her spine to extract marrow from her bone.

I sank down to the floor on the other side of the door and prayed. God, this test did not take You by surprise. Neither did whatever is going on in my child’s body. Thank You that You are in that room with her, and You are right here with me, too. Please give me Your peace and the assurance that You are in control.”

We all know what it’s like to feel helpless when someone we love is in need. We’ve all asked what-if questions, like …

What if it’s cancer?
What if we lose her?
What if I can’t get through this?

Worry seems like the most natural thing to do in these situations. But there’s a reason God’s Word tells us to pray instead: “Then you will experience God’s peace, which exceeds anything we can understand” (Philippians 4:7a).

As I sat on the floor continuing to pray, I waited for the screaming and crying behind the other side of the door that never came. Dana slept through the entire procedure even though no anesthesia was used. She was still asleep when they handed her back to me 25 minutes later.

The next morning, Dana was fitted for a little padded helmet to protect her head from bruising, and we were sent home to await the test results.

A week later, word came that the bone marrow test results were normal. Dana had a condition where the child usually recovers anywhere from six months to five years. After two more weeks, the specialist informed us that Dana had experienced a complete recovery. He’d never seen a child recover so quickly and so thoroughly from this disease as she had.

Today, Dana is a perfectly healthy 23-year-old college graduate. I don’t call her medical scare a nightmare. Instead, I refer to it as the defining moment in which God built my confidence in Him and taught me that it is far better to pray than to worry.

I’m grateful for that experience so many years ago because it taught me that I am not, nor have I ever been, in control of my daughter’s health, life or destiny. It also showed me where peace is ultimately found: Not in pleasant circumstances or the feeling that “all is well” in my child’s world, but in the palm of God’s hand as He allows whatever He will to come her way and mine.

Finally, it gave me an experience to look back on and build my confidence upon whenever I begin to worry, doubt or fear for an event in my child’s life — or my own.

Lord, thank You that nothing takes You by surprise and nothing touches my child’s life or mine that hasn’t first passed through Your loving hands. You are more than capable of caring for every what-if question that tempts me to worry. I trust You with what is closest to my heart. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.

TRUTH FOR TODAY:
Psalm 55:22, “Cast your cares on the LORD and he will sustain you; he will never let the righteous be shaken.” (NIV)

Matthew 6:27, “And who of you by being worried can add a single hour to his life?” (NASB)

RELATED RESOURCES:
Do you need help with overcoming worry on a daily basis? Give yourself, or a mom you know, Cindi McMenamin’s new book, 10 Secrets to Becoming a Worry-Free Mom.

Visit Cindi’s blog for more encouragement and resources to strengthen your walk with God, your marriage and your parenting skills.

Enter to WIN a copy of 10 Secrets to Becoming a Worry-Free Mom by Cindi McMenamin. In celebration of this book, Cindi’s publisher is giving away 5 copies! Enter to win by leaving a comment here. {We’ll randomly select 5 winners and email notifications to each one, by Monday, June 27.}

REFLECT AND RESPOND:
What do you tend to worry about the most when it comes to your children? Ask God to remind you that He loves your children even more than you do, and ask Him to help you trust Him more and more each day.

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Comments

  1. Kreslyn Lemaire says:

    I would love to win a copy!!!

  2. Samantha Park says:

    I would like to learn from this book!

  3. Amy Shimer says:

    Would love winning of copy of the book!

  4. Paula Milne says:

    Love this! I’m a constant worrier and on meds because of it. I’d love to win a copy of this book!

  5. Amber Rachi says:

    Definitely need help in overcoming worry on a daily basis! Would love to be blessed to win!

  6. Added the book to my reading list, would be awesome to win a copy!

  7. I need to read this book. Since I had my miracle daughter I struggle with worry and fear. I need to remind myself daily that she is God’s and he chose us to steward her. I also need to pray first instead of worrying.

  8. Marilyn Diaz says:

    Would love to win a copy!!!

  9. I would love this. Biggest test of faith is letting go of our worries for our children.

  10. Olusubomi Adetunji says:

    I just learnt now that it is better to pray and worship God than to worry. You can never be a worshiper and a worrier at the same time. What an awesome article. I would love to win the book because I really need to learn more. Thank you.
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  11. Angie Meyer says:

    Thank you for the reminder, was much needed!

  12. Sara Ash says:

    I am a very bad worrier to the point I have needed God, church, counseling to dry my tears. I NEED to read this book, thank you so much for sharing.

  13. Lctaylor says:

    Wow! Thank you. Haven’t talked to my 21 year old son in over 2 years, last night he came over out of no where. So many worries came with his visit. This popped up today and touched me.

  14. Bernadette says:

    We were just talking about worry today, it’s something I struggle with a lot especially as a mom. I recited Psalm 23 over and over again just the other night when I couldn’t sleep for all the worrying!

  15. Stephanie says:

    I would like a copy of the book. This excerpt was exactly what I needed to hear right now.

  16. Feeling like one way or another I need a copy of this book! Winning it would be amazing!

  17. Would give this book to my daughter in law.

  18. I need this book! Sounds amazing!

  19. Mimi Fisher says:

    Praying for whomever will receive this gift. I would love to win but if there is another mom in more new than I then let it be Lord! amen!

  20. Since I suffered greatly from postpartum depression last year,I’m ALWAYS worrying about my son, particularly when I’m not with him. Super good reminder that I’m not in control anyway-our Heavenly Father is. β™‘
    Please enter me to win a copy.

  21. Having lots of what if moments here lately! Thank you for the encouraging words! πŸ™‚

  22. Rachel Hughes says:

    Thank you for reminding us of the necessity of prayer over worry.
    Your book would be most appreciated☺

  23. I worry about my boys’ future. My oldest has autism and every time I think about his future I start to cry and fear and worry makes it way into my mind and heart. So many times I have been so worried and my mind has played out every negative scenario that can happen and yet my son continues to strive and succeed. I have finally put his future in Gods hands and left it there.

  24. Thank you! Thank you for this post. I lost my son and mother in a car accident 10 years ago. I had a boxed religion growing up, but did not have a relationship with God until two years ago. How different my life would have been if I had that relationship when I truly needed it most. Thank you again for adding value to my relationship with my Father!

  25. I would love a copy. I could use it now more than ever

  26. Kathy Crews says:

    I would love to win a copy of this book….I welcome any biblical advice on living free from worry!!

  27. I have always been a worrier! I pray that God gives me peace after reading this devotional! Thank you!

  28. Karin A. says:

    Needed this today!

  29. This was a recommended devotion and boy did I need it today. Jesus always knows exactly what we need. Adding the book to my reading list!

  30. Leah scott says:

    Thank you for this. I needed to read this today

  31. I would love to share this with my Marine MoM group. My son just returned from a deployment and had received word that he has another one coming up. Several of my friends have children deployed. They did sign up and it is their job, but it is very hard to be a MoM during this time. Please pray for our children.

  32. Ashley Jones says:

    Yes Please!!!!!

  33. I really hope I win a copy as I could so use this book. I am adding to my booklist of books to read. Thanks for the opportunity to hopefully win it.

  34. Thanks so much for the opportunity to win!

  35. Worry less, pray more,

  36. Ashley crouse says:

    Would love a copy of this book. I need to worry less and learning to actually do that is whats so hard!

  37. I would love to win a free copy it would be very helpful ?

  38. I worry constantly about things that are beyond my control. It’s always been my biggest struggle. I know I shouldn’t but I can’t seem to change my thought process.

  39. Johnna Keel says:

    I would love a copy!

  40. Cathy Howard says:

    Our little girl of two lost her kidney 24 years ago and the emotions you describe in your message today brought all mine back again! Although our children grow up despite us and not because of us, our need to make things right and protect seems to get stronger rather than weaker. Your teaching was a very necessary reminder that we never have nor will we ever be in charge. Letting them go into the care of our almighty Father is the only and the very best that we can do. Be blessed as you continue your ministry and thank you for that very necessary reminder!

  41. I have worries about my children’s future and their happiness in life. I never thought I would be so caught up in the what ifs but I am putting to practice what scripture says, to pray without ceasing!

  42. No coincidence that my eyes saw this tonight. Above all things, worrying about my children (their safety, well-being, and decisions) is the heaviest burden I carry. Thank you for this resource and reminder.

  43. I have been experiencing anxiety as my youngest graduated and dealing with changes.

  44. Would love to win a copy!!

  45. God knows our needs and provides for us at all times. Today is no different. I’ve been so “busy” that I haven’t spent as much time as I should in devotion, prayer and reading.
    Today was supposed to be a day we learned the sex of our 4th grandchild, I was at work when I got the text. There is something wrong with the baby. I immediately felt pain in the pit of my stomach. What could be wrong? Would my daughter have to deliver a still birth like my sister had? How could this happen? She is so young and healthy and has been taking care of herself. My mind was racing when she said told me this precious gift has her intestines and liver on the outside of her body instead of the inside. Not a great prognoses, but something survivable. I could feel Gods peace settling it, the peace that I needed to have to support my daughter and her FiancΓ© as they faced this together.
    We talked when I got home and she sounded at peace, she has hope.
    Then I open my mail and this is the first devoational I see and I know without a doubt that He is with me. God, working his will in our lives. For His honor and glory I claim a victory, because with Him nothing is impossible.

    • Thank you, Lidia, for encouraging me with your words tonight that continues to guide my writing into the hands and hearts of those who need to hear it most. Praying for your daughter’s little baby girl and that God continues to go before all of you into this and provide you abundantly with His peace.

  46. Christy McGuffin says:

    This book would be a lifesaver to me!

  47. Teri Thomas says:

    I am hoping God will bless me with this book that I need so much. I face too many trials and tribulations 24/7.

  48. Vicki C says:

    My 18 year old is going through some really tough times. He’s overcome so much the pay past few years! Yet while we were very close most of his life, the last couple years have really been a struggle. He suffers from depression, as do I, but he won’t admit it.

    He just stopped by for a few minutes, and I told him I love him and I’m worried about him, but that I’m praying for him. After he left, I cried.

    Then I read the Proverbs 31 email …

    Worrying robs me of joy and peace. I know that my son is a Christian. I know that he will struggle and go through tough times. I was reminded that he is not really mine, though I love him with all my heart!! God holds him through every step of his life, and my job is to pray and believe.

    This was a great reminder for myself, and for my kids (24, 18, 5) and my grandson (6).

    Thank you Lord for loving us and being with us every step of the way!!

  49. Christy McGuffin says:

    This book would be a lifesaver to me! Worry is a big issue for me.

  50. Deanna Harris says:

    Thank you for sharing this story. My husband and I are going thru a trial with my 29 yr old nephew who we raise. I would appreciate prayers for him and our family. Pray for wisdom and understanding. Thank you.

  51. Luanne Anderson says:

    Wow, what timing…it never fails that when I feel weak, I’ll receive a message like this that reassures me just when I need it most. GOD IS GOOD! Thank you for this message. Would LOVE a copy of the book!!

  52. My daughter just had an asthma attack in US AIR FORCE Bootcamp – she is being sent home and her lifelong dream is gone- haven’t spoken to her in a week – I needed this blog/writing now more than ever ! Thank you.

    • Patricia, I’m so glad you received this email in God’s perfect timing for your life. May it be a reminder to you that nothing takes Him by surprise and your daughter is in the palm of His hands.

  53. I appreciate your ministry and your heart for the Lord. What you went through with your daughter must have been so difficult! I however, hold a different view of and look differently at what comes from our gracious and kind Heavenly Father’s hand. The Father only gives good gifts to us! John 10:10 states that ” The thief comes to steal, kill and to destroy, but I have come that you might have life and have it to the full.” God desires fullness of life, joy, health and peace for us all! Jesus’ death on the cross paid for that for us to embrace. We live in a fallen world, where sickness does afflict us, but there is no way I would believe that it passed through His hand unto us. Your experience certainly would be a faith- builder! What a wonderful testimony. He is so consistently good!

  54. Melissa Garcia says:

    Beautifully written!

  55. Love this!

  56. Kirsten Davis says:

    Would love to read more on this topic. I’m struggling with raising teenagers. Finding this to be the most stressful phase of parenting. Wonderful post I will read again and again.

  57. I would love a copy…

  58. God, give me the strength and peace to turn away from worry and to turn to You instead…

  59. My default emotion is fear, and with that comes worry. It’s so helpful to think that whatever happens, it first came through God’s hands; and that nothing surprises Him. I know this intellectually, and pray to someday feel this deep down in my soul.

  60. I could not sleep this morning, woke up and was thinking about my marriage which is not going so well. Was frustated because i feel helpless and i feel God is not really helping me. The least He could do is let me sleep as i do not see change in my situation. Have been looking for verses to meditate on so l can keep worry away and i just woke up now and this is the dirst email i receive. Thank you for the verses will save them and meditate on them.

  61. Thank you so much for the message today God is in control and I needed reminding of that!!

  62. Tracy Lutz says:

    I would love to have a copy…I have lost a child & I worry so much about my other 3 children but especially my 14 year old son who is struggling with depression after all we’ve been through. I’m raising them on my own & I struggle a lot to make it.

  63. As a single mom, worry/fear is what I battle with most, thank you for this reminder of how I can trust the Lord

  64. I could really use this book!

  65. Mary G Johnson says:

    My daughter and husband are in the adoption process, and a child has just been placed with them! There is so much to this process, and I am a “worrier” myself. I would like for my daughter to have this book as they have a long road ahead.

  66. Kristina Paulsen says:

    I am so thankful I came across this tonight, it was a much needed reminder that nothing takes God by surprise! Saved this post to reread! πŸ™‚

  67. Princess says:

    Thank you sooo much for this. It is 1:42 am here in Jersey! I’m up due to worry abt my 16 yr old. My biggest concern is that he’s not going to accept Jesus no matter how much i try and Show him the way. I feel he’s becoming rebellious and i dont know what to do.I’m a single parent with 3 boys.it’s very scary to me not having much support.please keep me and my boys in prayer. Thank you

  68. My son is an answer to my prayers. I know he is in God’s hands, but that does not prevent my mother-worry about him when he isn’t with me. My prayer at those times is that God will keep my son, his gift to me, safe and protected.

  69. Thank you for the encouragement. With the season I’m in right now, the book would be a blessing to me. I worry so much and I need to learn how to surrender it all to God and fully trust in him.

  70. Valda van Heerden says:

    What a rhema word for our family! My eldest daughter has been diagnosed with Thyroid cancer but we know that is from the evil one. I praise God for the peace that He has planted in my daughter’s heart. Please pray and believe with us that the operation will be a success on the 23rd June. I would like to bless my daughter with this book as a defining moment in her life when the evil one came to steal her joy and peace. He is a liar because God’s peace is not determined by our circumstances. It goes beyond our human understanding.

  71. I’d love to win a copy of the book & learn the secrets to be a worry free mom

  72. Thank you for this article. Glad your daughter recovered from that! I struggle with worrying. I used to think it was just concern…but it really is worrying. Working on giving it to God to handle and trusting Him with it all.

  73. I love this concept. I just wish it was easier to do.

  74. Melissa Percival says:

    I would love to read this book!!!

  75. lydia sipes says:

    Would love this book, as it has my name all over it!

  76. AJ Cortman says:

    Amen!! I’d like to be s worry free mom!

  77. Candace says:

    Thank you for this deco! My daughter was diagnosed with type 1 Diabetes at the age of 18 (she’s 21 now). I’d love to say I don’t worry, but I can’t. This book interest me and would love to read it and then give it to my daughter.

  78. I couldn’t have had any better words to remind me who is in charge. I have battled anxiety my entire life and it never left me in my adult,or now as Mother. My little girl has a progressive form of hearing loss from a condition called EVA. Enlarged Vestibular Aquaducts. She is profoundly deaf in her right ear and she was implanted with a CI( cochlear implant ) a little over a year ago. Her left ear still hears but she is aided she needs a hearing aid to help her hearAuth that ear. Tomorrow we go to have a renal ultrasound done to check if she has kidney reflux. She is currently on medication for what is her 3rd UTI in one year. Later this week we go for an audiology appt. This past Saturday I noticed a difference in her ability to hear. They have directed metobeingheron asap. I’m on a constant emotional roller-coaster. Having a child with a progressive form of hearing loss causes tremendous greif. Not being able to control or prevent or fix my little girls hearing is a burden I carry. She is unscathed and happy though. I’d have it no other way. I keep my faith in God’s plan. But the worry still comes. I know He is holding her,and me, I know His plan is far greater than mine. But this journey we are on isn’t easy. Thank you for your message. I would love to read your book.

  79. I admit to being worried about my 19 yr old’s decisions, but I am reminded that God is in control when my son expresses his decisions.

  80. I would love to win a copy. I am constantly working on overcoming fear. I am making progress with God’s help, but still deal with it daily. This seems like a wonderful tool.

  81. My life is full of uncertainties at this time especially with my youngest child and although I know I am supposed to give all of my fear and worry to God, I can’t seem to do it. I’d love to win the book and learn how πŸ™‚

  82. I thank God for this message and I thank God for perfecting all that concerns my home and children

  83. Thank you so much for this! I am a mom of 3 girls and I have moments of anxiety worrying about everything from school issues that my oldest is having to feeding issues with my newborn. I find I am most at peace when I turn to prayer instead of worry. It’s a constant battle but I must continue to pass my worries to God and trust in His plan.

  84. I’m so happy to have read this article now. As I lay here worrying about the immediate future of my 15 and 17 year old sons, I am reminded that our Lord and Savior is indeed almighty and in control. How many times have I had to remind myself to “let go and let God”. I needed that reminder again. My sons’ father passed away suddenly and we had the funeral last Friday, right before Father’s Day. It has been so hard on all of us and I keep asking God “How am I going to take of these young men alone? How am I going to be both Mother and Father to them”. I think my heart know that it will be ok, but my mind still doubts. Trying to fill those questions with the prayer has helped some, but there are more moments than not that I’m afraid. “Be not afraid…I go before you always…come follow me and I will give you rest”. I’m trying…I’m praying…Thank you Cindy for another reminder to continue this walk in faith.

  85. Jennifer Fordyce says:

    Of course I worry, I am a mamma. Single mamma at that. Just reading this testimony about Dana’s mom has me thinking differently. I can only imagine how the book will influence my life!

  86. Danielle Holtzinger says:

    Great Devotional, to say I struggle in this area would be a gross understatement. God has been really bringing things into my life to help me learn, this devotional is a huge help. I’d love a copy of the book?

  87. The world and all the things going on make me worry so much about my children. This is a reminder that God is with them ALWAYS and the best thing I can do is to commit them into His hands.

    Thanks for sharing this and God bless.

  88. Life start unravelling about 12weeks ago. Proverbs 31 Ministry came to my attention about then. Every devotional has in someway been exactly what I needed that day/week/moment.
    Thank you for Holy Spirit filled lives and ministry.
    I’m leaning not to worry and instead give everything to God. Satan has had me for breakfast/lunch/dinner and dessert. Now it’s Gods turn.

  89. Daniela says:

    As worry interrupts my sleep tonight I am reminded to cast it all on the one who can given me rest. Praying tonight for wisdom in a job- related situation that would definitely affect our entire family. As a mom of 2 little ones I know the worries have only begun. Learning to trust in the Lord is the only way I will teach my children to never loose hope and that prayer will strengthen their faith.

  90. I love God’s timing,right when I needed this most. Thank you for the gentle reminder. Would love to have your book to help me grow in my trust and relationship with God.

  91. This post is just what I needed right now at 4:20 am. Thank you.

  92. Ingrid Ortiz says:

    Thank you for sharing that. I know God doesn’t want us to have a spirit of fear and worry and the only way we can overcome that is through pursuing a relationship with him.

  93. Sandra Rodriguez says:

    Thanks! I needed to hear this right now!

  94. Michele says:

    As I was scrolling through FB, a link to this came up. It’s something that I’ve been wanting and needing. I have been searching, looking for help in praying and asking for help from God and all the angels and saints. I feel that I don’t know how to pray and use the right words.

    • Michele, thank you for your honest reply. To pray is to come humbly before God and Scripture says, through faith in His Son, Jesus, we can come directly to Him and address Him as our Heavenly Father. Hebrews 4:15-16 tells us that we don’t need to pray to saints or angels, but directly to God, through Jesus, who is our “High Priest”: “For we do not have a high priest who cannot sympathize with our weaknesses, but One who has been tempted in all things as we are, yet without sin. Therefore let us draw near with confidence to the throne of grace, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help in time of need.” Talk to Him as you would a friend. He will listen. He is there.

  95. Karen Haynes says:

    I have children that are 25 and 22. I always worry. They both have struggles. I am constantly reminding myself to put my worries over to God. It is so hard to remember. They are not my children, but are His. I desperately need to find and keep the peace of knowing only He is in charge.

  96. Being a mom of 3 precious children it’s very hard not to worry constantly about them.

  97. Thank you for this devotional. I would love to win a copy of your book to share with my daughter.

  98. Great article. I was blessed by this article. I wish to know more and also live a worry-free life. I would love to win a copy.

  99. Awesome devotion today, and as usual, it came right when I needed it most. As a mom of two toddlers, worry and fear seem to get the better of me more often than I’d like, and while I’m confident in God’s presence in all situations, I can’t seem to avoid them. I am definitely interested in reading the book and learning more about handling fear and worry!!

  100. I whole-heartedly agree that prayer makes all the difference! Over the years, as I have studied Who God is- my faith and trust have deepened. Even though we face great financial strain, when my heart begins to feel anxious, I pray and think on God’s faithfulness. He always provides for our every need!! I want our three boys to love and serve God with their lives and not get caught up in the trivial things the world has to offer. Prayer gives me peace to be faithful with my part and let God do His part! After all, He is Elohim, Creator of each of my boys and he intimately knows their needs more than I do!! Thank you for this encouragement today πŸ™‚

  101. Praise God He always loves,provides and IS God!

  102. Melanie says:

    Trusting God sometimes is almost “too easy” that it feels like I am literally not doing anything. But obedience is definitely “doing something” and God blesses our obedience. It is a daily lesson learned for me…Thankful for God’s patience!!

  103. Kirsten says:

    I would like this book for my sister Rebecca.She has two little boys.

  104. Would love to share this book with my daughter in law.

  105. Shontell McClain says:

    I needed this word after I had just finished praying for the remove of worry and stress. My family and I are dealing with an overload of financial stress due to my health issues. We are currently facing eviction and losing the last family vehicle on top of the utilities in our home. I feel like such a burden to everyone due to the fault of a man driving recklessly that crashed into me and took my job, changed our world and insurance did nothing for us. So yeah this book would mean the world to us right now as I feel as if I’m about to lose what’s left of my sanity. Thank you for listening.

  106. So needed this reminder!! Nothing — absolutely nothing — catches God by surprise!!

  107. Thank you for sharing this devotional. Living a worry-free life is no easy task, even as a Christian but certainly our Heavenly Father wants that for us …

  108. Jennifer Scott says:

    I would love a copy, thanks

  109. Sonja harpe says:

    Although my daughter is grown I still worry. She is a flight attendant therefore I worry because of the the threat of radical Islam. This devotional did help.

  110. I scrolled through to leave a comment and read many cements others left. I’ve more to lift in prayer and I’m grateful for having that opportunity.
    Our sweet girl is asleep and we are preparing for the day. I try not to allow what if situations to rule me and know I went through one just yesterday. I think I ask that question frequently. I know peace when I lean on Him rather than my own way. Progress not perfection for me.

  111. Would love the peace that passes all understanding as a mom!!

  112. First time Mom = worry about everything! Learning to lean on God for all that is to come and what is outside of my control with my little one. Thank you for the reminder today!

  113. Carolyn says:

    I’m so thankful and was truly blessed by this devotion this morning! I would love to be one of the winners of this book.

  114. There is so much going on in my life that I need answers to. Today’s word has really spoken to my heart. I’m going to make a point to be more purposeful with my prayers for my marriage and my children. Thank you.

  115. My friend forwarded this to me at a much needed time. I struggle with being fearful, especially concerning my children, and was reminded by this to surrender all to the Lord.

  116. Sounds like a must read. As always, perfect timing. As so many others, I struggle with this and the reminder that the struggle is realized by so many good and faithful parents is so helpful. I hope that instead of leading my children to strive for perfection, I somehow guide them to strive for peace and an authentic relationship through prayer. Thank you.

  117. I would love this book. I am a worrier and working hard to trust God with my worry.

  118. Heather says:

    With children Who have ongoing life threatening allergies and other medical conditions this lesson is one relearned every day – thanks for sharing and I would love a copy πŸ™‚

  119. A similar thing happened to me. Reading this brought back memories

  120. I really need to read this book πŸ™‚

  121. Lots of times I worry that I am not parenting the best way for my children. I worry that I am going to fail them in a lot of areas on a daily basis. I would love to be able to receive this book and learn ?

  122. I needed this today. Thank you.

  123. Michelle says:

    Thank you for the devotional. My friends would know me for my worry, worst case scenario stuff lol. But I’ve had to let go of that as worry robs joy, but it also is a way I’m telling God He doesn’t do a good job.eeekk!! While I am still working on letting go, there really is a peace to be found releasing all the anxious “what ifs” and realizing God loves our children more than we do, and He was,is,and always will be in control. Thank you!!

  124. Courtney Reese says:

    Thank you so much, this is a reminder I needed to read. I am learning to pray more and I also suffer from an anxiety disorder. Your testimony really resonated with me. I’m so happy your daughter was alright. Be Blessed.

  125. I’m blessed by today’s devotional and find it hard to let go of things that worries me @ times.

  126. lynda holseberg says:

    Thank you for the devotional. Anxiety and worry are some of my biggest daily battles.I would love to win a copy of your book.

  127. I needed this, as I am a worrier! Would love to win the book.

  128. I have suffered with anxiety and worry for years. What a blessing this book would be.

  129. Catherine says:

    As a single parent to two young children I always worried about them. As they grew older and are coming into adulthood I still worry about their well-being. Over the years God has taught me that my children belong to Him and that He is better able to take care of them than I ever will be. Thank you for the reminder that God is always in control no matter what and that nothing can come their way or mine without His permission.

  130. Beautiful story of God’s provision even in our darkest hour.

  131. Angela Raphael says:

    I would love a copy of the book.

  132. Michele Smith says:

    As a single mother of 2 girls for the past 13 years,I struggle with worry, fear, and anxiety often. Some days are worse than others, but I am thankful for devotionals like yours, to remind me that God is in control and if I give my worries to him, he takes away my anxiety. God is so Good! Amen!

  133. Thank you. Thank you. I am so thankful for the reminder about worry or not to worry but pray. God is so good and I want Him my focus always. What a great way to start my day. Lord bless your ministry.

  134. This popped into my in-box in perfect timing. A letter came home from school indicating there had been three seperate attempted child abductions in a neighbourhood just west of ours and, as i was driving home from work, i learned my eldest son had, for the first time ever, ridden his bike to a friend’s house some way away. His Dad had allowed it without consultation and i was worried sick (and angry) the whole ride home until i put eyes on my boy. i knew in my heart that God was in control, not me, and i did pray hard. Still, my worried mind created stories and images enough to torment any mom. I believe that is the devil at work, stealing the Peace Jesus left me and i believe i can do more work in this area – your book would be a blessing in that regard.
    thank you for this!~

  135. Lindsay says:

    This was the reassurance that I needed today. I trust God that my husband will find a new job soon, for my families health and for the changes at work. After all they were no surprise to him

  136. Jennifer says:

    I would love to have a copy! Today’s devotional is so encouraging!

  137. Worry serves no purpose! I pray daily for God to strengthen my faith so I worry less.

  138. charmaine rudolph says:

    Thanks for the opportunity to win – I would love to read this book and then be able to share it with others in our church . All the best always and thanks for what you do πŸ™‚

  139. Gretchen says:

    Would love a copy of your book!

  140. Worrying about their health, future and happiness seems to come naturally, even though I know it’s already planned and God has them in His hands. He will definitely put them through life lessons preparing them for eternity with Him, as we watch and pray for them. Reminding myself that He is in control has become a daily task. Thank you for what you do. You are helping so many people find peace and experience God’s word through your teachings. πŸ™‚ Thank you!

  141. Susan Szoke says:

    I find that I can’t worry about my sons. I couldn’t when they were younger and I can’t now that they’re grown. I trust in the Lord and he has proven worthy of my trust so very many times that I’d be foolish to take that trust back by starting to worry. There’s no way I want that responsibility on my shoulders when I can leave it in God’s far more capable hands. I pray for them, listen to them and often tell them I love them, but I draw the line at worrying. That’s not my job as a caring parent. Isn’t that a wonderful gift straight from God?

  142. Mom to 6 kiddos! Would love this book!!!

  143. Annette Smith says:

    Thank you Lord for this reminder today.

  144. Ann Marie says:

    Thank you for this devotion! 15 years ago my daughter was critically ill from ecoli at the age of 3 years old and it was the scariest time in my life but praying to The Lord gave me so much peace and once I turned all my worries over to Him, slowly but surely, she recovered from the illness with no side effects!

  145. I needed this word today. I tend to worry about everything. When I start to worry, I try and pray but the what ifs take over. Thank you for sharing your story. I would love a copy of the book so I can spend time reading how to overcome worry for good!

  146. God is working on me about my constant worrying. over the last week he has bombarded me with His word to help me with this. Today your reflection was another reminder.. I would love to read your book. Thank you for sharing such a personal and inspiring story!

  147. Thanks for a great word on overcoming worry; pray, give thanks, trust, and build confidence.

  148. Exactly what i need today! Thank you

  149. Angie Malan says:

    I would love this book! I need this book! Beautifully written words for a mama’s heart in the devotion.

  150. Thanks for sharing he verses and your story.

  151. Thanks for sharing the verses and your story.

  152. Today’s devotion spoke to me. I would love a copy of this book.

  153. I would love to share this book with my daughter. This was such an encouragement. Even though my children are adults I still struggle sometimes with praying and not just worrying about them instead.

  154. This would be great for my sister. She tends to worry about her little ones more often than she should and sometimes loses sleep because she forgets WHO is in control. I have also, but mine are now 24 and 17, and I ha e definitely learned how to give them to GOD. He has saved them BOTH from car accidents that they shouldn’t have walked out of! God is so awesome. Trust him with your kids. He has them, just like he has us.

  155. Kim Brinton says:

    Perfect devotional for this AM. Looking forward to reading the book!

  156. Lindsey T. says:

    That is an amazing story, thank you so much for sharing it. I believe this is a great reminder to all of us worrying moms how much peace and comfort God can give us on a daily basis, as well as, how he is in control of everything in of lives. Thank you.

  157. Christine says:

    I really could use this book. I worry about my children on a daily basis from little things to big things. I need to know God’s peace!

  158. Cindy Pokrop says:

    I REALLY needed to read this today. I trust God, but then take it back instead of letting it go. I need to learn how to let Him keep it on rive given it to him.

  159. Beth Ryan says:

    Wow! So inspiring. Thank you

  160. It seems all I do is worry and I would love to be one of those people who trusts God on every level. I don’t read a lot but it sounds like I really need to read this. Thanks for such a wonderful devotion this morning.

  161. Melody Newland says:

    I would love a copy.

  162. Thank you for this post. I am a worrier my nature especially when it comes to my family. I am working hard to let go of worry and depend on prayer and God but could use some help. Thanks again for the words of encouragement

  163. Christy says:

    As my oldest gets ready for her senior year in high school and all the “what if” questions about what could happen when she goes to college…I really needed this. Your blog will need to be saved as a favorite!

  164. Love this! I am trying hard not to be a what-if worrier & needed to hear this. Thank you!

  165. Worrying about my kids is one of my greatest enemies. Constant battle in my thoughts to push out what if scenarios of someone hurting them. Media doesn’t help. I try not to
    watch the news to avoid playing out scenarios in my mind but fear of criminal acts against my kids plague me. I pray my fears to be cast away frequently but I honestly don’t feel peace so I don’t feel like I know how to pray right.

  166. I really would like a copy of the book. I like the reminder that nothing will surprise God

  167. Worry is an easy thing to slip into as we forget how big our God really is. He is bigger tha anything we lay at his feet. I have a hard time remembering that on a regular basis and cause myself so much unnecessary stress and mental anxiety. Reading her book would be a great way to remember this and pick up a few tips on how to build a worry-free life for myself and my family.

  168. Just what I needed this morning!

  169. Lindsey says:

    This was a great Devo for the morning!

  170. I would love to give this book to my daughter-in-law. She is having her first child and she already worries over everything; thus creating worry in my son. They know the way of the Lord but have strayed. Since she loves to read, this would be a good way to get God’s word into her hands. Thank you.

  171. I needed this today. I am serious worrier and the Scripture was so uplifting. Thanks for sharing. I would love to the read the book to help more and there are others I would like to share the book with.

  172. Christine says:

    Thank you for the encouraging words. Currently I’m struggling with custody issues with my ex-husband and I find encouragement in your story to continue to pray and trust God and not worry. Thank you so much.

  173. Thanks for such an eloquent reminder of exactly how good our Father truly is. As someone who has often
    worried about the ‘what-ifs’ because I strive for control, I’m happy to say that God has been moving me to a place
    of surrender to Him. Praying through everything is SO MUCH BETTER than worrying about it! SO want a copy of your book!

  174. I am reminded of how much I used to rely on these 2 verses mentioned when I was younger. Was it that God wanted them to be engrained in me?
    Then I thought about my kids are the things I most worry about, however, God in his grace took care of both of them. My son, while having to use a blood thinner while pregnant, so that my placenta would work correctly. He is 19 now. My daughter, who was born at 1lb 7oz, because the blood thinner did not work the same results. She came home at 3lb 13oz with no medical apparatus. She is 16 now. He is still taking care of them.

  175. Sherrie says:

    What I worry about regarding my kids?…not being here to guide them to adulthood. Their dad does not have a strong faith and not involved regularly in their life and we are divorced. I have to have faith and peace knowing I have taught them the love of God…he will be with them even when I am not.

  176. Candice Morris says:

    I am a broken woman whose very life seems to be dangling right before my very eyes. I feel losthat, unwanted, and unable to cope. I know God is good, I really do. But I also know that I need help in unwavering faith.

  177. What if has always been my biggest questions… and I worry a lot. I have a little girl as well and these words are exactly what I needed. God bless you and your family. And thank you.

  178. Angela Busby says:

    I would LOVE this book!!

  179. Brittnie says:

    I would love a copy!

  180. Tisha Terry says:

    Thank you for following God’s plan to share His love with others. I’m sadly going through a failed marriage that includes infidelity, deceit, theft and I’m discovering potential mental illness. Each morning I wake up and read my devotions. God never fails to speak directly to my heart through you. Thank you

  181. I loved reading the comments left and want to thank you for seeing a review copy to the Marine Mom group. My brother is a Marine pilot and parents of those who serve need support. God knew we would worry which is why He instructed us on how to handle it. For me, it’s hard to have peace on the front end of worry. I often find that it comes on the back end when I receive confirmation on decisions I’ve made (and prayed over) for my children. I desire peace on the front end. Of course, my worry has often been over first world issues that cannot even be compared to what others have faced. But I now God cares about them still. Thank you for sharing your story of your daughter and how God was with both of you. No doubt, the doctors saw His hands in it as well.

  182. Malinda Claffey says:

    How would this have defined you if the results would have come back differently like they do for so many others that pray and plead for Gods grace and mercy?

  183. I live in constant fear of what ifs. I would love to learn how to be worry free

  184. Thank you -this is just what I needed to be reminded of today. Releasing our sons to His protective care and placing them in the palm of His righteous right hand. Thank you Lord that you are in control and we can trust and find peace in the midst of difficulties. Amen.

  185. Peace is our inheritance that Christ died to give to us! When he rose from the dead he defeated sin and death forever. I have found peace in focusing on that fact, not
    Life’s circumstances.

  186. This article was a timely reminder that my God is in control. Thank You Jesus!

  187. I do find it hard to not worry at times for my daughter even at her age of 28. But I am learning that God ultimately has all things in control, so worrying is not doing me any good. Let go and let God! Thank you for your example of how we should practice letting go and letting God. I would love to get a copy of the book.

  188. Burdens are lifted at Calvary. We need to give God our problems and not take them back which I have a tendency to do. Than you for sharing. We always care about what our children and grandchildren are going are going though no matter what their age is. We all need love, encouragement and support.

  189. Being a first time mom and christian, I think I could definitely use this book.thank you

  190. Timing is everything… Especially when you have a friends child who is battling leukemia, for a second time. Your story brought tears to my eyes, but with great faith for our friends! It is extremely hard not to worry as a mother.
    Thank you!

  191. Cindy J says:

    A large group of graduates are on a “grad week” trip. It is a tradition. The parents of these students would not let them go without two chaperones. We have gotten the best updates from these moms. Last night we got a halting text that informed us they had their first major bump. Five the kids were involved in a car accident. They were hit by someone who ran a stop sign. As you can imagine, all of us here felt helpless and definitely not in control. All are okay with minor injuries but it was scary! I can’t wait to share this with them this morning. Jesus you are so timely! I don’t know why but I still get blown away when it happens. πŸ™‚

  192. I DO trust God and I KNOW He is in control, but oh to grasp that He loves them more than I do ……Thank You Abba Father

  193. The devotional lifted me up this morning! It reminded me of something I saw on a board outside a local church. It said, “Worry is the thief of Faith.”

  194. This devotion is just what I needed. I have 2 young children and am frequently worried about all the what-ifs. This book sounds like something I need.

  195. Thank you so much for sharing your heart, soul, knowledge and wisdom. I know God is in control of everything but I tend to worry. I have had many health issues personally but God has stood by me and been the greatest physician of all. My husband and I tried for six years to have children. Finally through God’s grace and perfect plan, we were blessed with a healthy baby boy in 2000. What should have been our most exciting time in our life turned into a nightmare. My son was two weeks old when I was diagnosed with cancer. I was given 3-6 months to live and praise God it had been 16 years. My Lord has allowed me to continue to be a mother to the greatest blessing he gave me 16 years ago. I want my son to do well in life and I know God is in control but I need to learn how not to worry as much. I know he has some major test to take to prep for his future and I have got to turn this over to God. I feel this book would help me in my prayer time and letting go. I have continued to have health issues and I know God is in control but I need to totally let go. Thank you for sharing your story. It has brought hope to me and I know it has touched others as you can see from all the posts. May God bless you as you have blessed me.

  196. When the children were younger and at home it seemed I didn’t worry quite as much because I just did instead . I tend to be maybe a typical mom and try to do things to fix the situation but now that they’re older and have moved away from home it’s harder ,virtually impossible to do anything but pray and it has given me so much more peace over the years as I try to adjust this empty nest stage where I can do last and need to just pray more instead of worrying .it has been wonderfully helpful and I would be very curious to see what else I could glean from your book for encouragement in the years where worrying about the children seems to always be so easily on your mind Thank you for this wonderful devotion today.

  197. Thank you for that uplifting Devotional. My 44 year old son was recently widowed. A sudden unexpected death of his high school sweetheart. Left with 2 teenagers & half the usual income. A Hugh life changing moment.
    Every day I am learning to let go — and give them to God. It has been tough but God’s Grace has carried us all safely.
    I Believe we will all come through this stronger in Faith & closer to the heart of God
    He Is In Control & Sovereign!

  198. Pattie reed says:

    This was something that I really needed to read and understand. I need to learn how to pray for his trust and need how to learn how to let go and not worry. Having so many things that have happened to my daughter medically, but the last was a brain injury that has caused permanent emotional and cognitive issues has changed her whole life, learning that she now isn’t the same I need to learn to not worry. I have her 2 twin bothers with autisim, that I have to learn to not worry that God has a greater plan. I would love to have this book to go to everyday and to teach me how to pray and let God handle it. Thank you for your words it helps so much to know and see and teach how to let go.

  199. Emma B. says:

    So thankful for this devotion this morning.

  200. Thanks so much for sharing your story…
    This was perfect timing because I needed to hear this and your story touched my heart and speaks volumes to me. I struggle with worrying about our only daughter daily. She is so amazing and we love her dearly.
    When I look at how much the world has gone astray, I worry about her future safety.
    Thanks for your mentorship & support…..
    We should always to turn to God in our time of need and lean not on our own understanding.

  201. Jessi jolly says:

    Hi i would love to have this book. I am a newly single mother of a 5 and 2 year old. Last July we faced a huge devastation with my daughter and it has been a constant worry for me everyday. It has stolen my joy. I want to be a worry free mom and would love to have something to help me.

  202. Thank for this today. Worry is my number one struggle in life, with everything, but especially with my babies (2 & 5). Like many others, I have deep fears that play out in my mind that often have no basis, other than my own struggles with worry and the future. I can’t express how much I appreciate your story and devotion. I’m trying hard to reduce my worries and put all faith in Him. Blessings to you!

  203. Tina Miller says:

    Thank you for the reminder that whenever I start to worry, I just need to pray. With 4 precious kids, I tend to be a worrier. God bless you!

  204. As a constant worrier, I think this book is exactly what I need! I will check it out!!

  205. Rebecca C says:

    I would love to win a copy of this book! Would help give me those reminders that God is in control…

  206. I would love to win this! I need to learn to quit worrying! πŸ™

  207. Melanie says:

    Worry. Yes I worry more than I like but have made major strides. If I do t win your book I will likely buy as it is something I struggle with. God is in control. Great devotional

  208. What a story! Thank you for sharing. My daughter is a new mom and I know she would Love your book.

  209. Thank you so much for this encouragement. This excerpt touched me right where I needed it, as we have been dealing with many health issues here. I have repeated,like you, that He is not surprised by any of this. I would really like to was the remainder of your book. πŸ™‚

  210. I read Proverbs31 devotions multiple times a day. They are always thought provoking and encouraging but this one struck a deep cord wth my heart. Recently I have had quite a bit of death and illness in my friends and family. This, along with a few other things, has caused me to enter a highly anxious phase of my life, especially in regards to my daughters (3 and 5 year olds). I have been a Christian for most of my life but I yearn for a deeper connection with God because I know only my faith in Him can help quiet these worries. I am faithfully working on my relationship with Him but I know reading this book will only help me get to a place of calm faster. Thank you for this article. Have a blessed day!

  211. Melinda says:

    Always good to be reminded He holds our future!

  212. What a wonderful testimony to the grace and peace we can have in God. Thank you for sharing your experience. I would so enjoy winning a copy of your book as I have children and will pass it on to my daughter who has two little ones.
    May the Lord richly bless you as you walk with Him and share His life with others.

  213. Thank you for this message today! God wanted me to hear this message today. My son has been very sick as a child and now that he is 21, I still worry ALOT!! It’s time I give my son to God and know that he watching over my son when I’m not there. i need to pray and then to God. Amen.

  214. My mom needs this book! She worries excessively! Great devotional today!

  215. Irma Mireles says:

    I would definitely need this book, we have been struggling with my son’s autism and money issues. Thank God for this ministry!!!

  216. Really need a copy for myself and then I will share!

  217. Thank you so much for this post- it brought tears to my eyes! I am battling worry and reaching for faith as I look forward to a new little baby coming into the world soon!

  218. Esther Caroway says:

    Worry Not….it’s so hard not to

  219. Marilyn Haynes says:

    and the peace of God which passes all understanding will guard your heart………..the doctor was telling me I had breast cancer and I saw his lips move and noise but the louder voice in my head was quoting the above verse which you used today for our encouragement. Praise God for planting the scriptures in His time so that we may KNOW them! Sounds like a book that we all need. Bless you!

  220. LISA LLOYD says:

    Good Morning from Virginia~ Todays verse in your article struck me in a new way. “Tell God what you need, and thank HIM for all HE has done…then you will experience God’s peace which exceeds anything we can understand”…. I have read this verse and quoted it tons of times but today it hit home. As a mother of three grown children, ages 25, 23, 21, it can be difficult to “let go” and let the Lord use then how He planned. My middle son is Army and prepping for an upcoming deployment in a hostile area. As a mother this is tough to process. Not the fact hat he serves because we are a 28 year military family, but because he is my son, my child. Allowing God to rule my heart and thoughts will be what I must do during this deployment. Our youngest son is on a “journey” seeking the Lord. Presently he is still searching. Watching a child “search” is painful at times. But I trust the Lord will show Himself to my son in so many ways that he is drawn back to God. Our oldest daughter is presently in Israel on a trip . while I know she has a passion for the people, I am concerned for her safety in such a volatile area.
    I would enjoy reading this book as I also navigate this new normal in my life…”empty nest”..

  221. My daughter is having her first child in October. Unfortunately, I have passed the “worry-mom” syndrome on to her. I would love to share this book with her to break this cycle. Thank you for your helpful words.

  222. 6 kids lots of worry.

  223. Christy says:

    Thank you Cindi for sharing your story. It was so comforting and encouraging to my heart. It truly was what I needed to hear at the moment I read it. Worry has robbed me of trusting in God’s faithfulness and Sovereignty so often. Thank you for posting this!

  224. Rachel Brubaker says:

    Would love to read this book! Thanks for the encouragement in the Devo this morning!

  225. I’d love this book – worrying about my children consumes me

  226. My 8 month pregnant daughter, lost her 33 yr old husband in a tragic accident on a cold December night last year. Her and my 3 yr old grand daughter have been struggling through this grieving process together. Just last night, my daughter told me she needs professional help in overcoming her constant fear. Every time one of the children get sick, or she even takes a car trip by herself, she is constantly anxious that they or herself will die. She is well aware of Gods love and protection, but yet has been through this loss as well of the loss of her 21 yr old best friend dying of a brain tumor. She has never been an anxious person before and doesn’t want to live this way. This morning as i read your post i knew this book could somehow help in her journey. It is true that God has a purpose in our suffering, but i have learned that his precious love and peace can and will cover us from within, no matter what we go through in this life. His peace passes all understanding and i praise Him. Thank you for being here this morning. It was not by accident! God bless you….

  227. Heather says:

    This was exactly what I needed to hear this morning. I woke up worrying. Thank you for your encouraging words.

  228. Worry less, Pray more. My daughter is 7 months old and I worry about her getting sick often. Every time I try to say a quick prayer and remind myself and the devil that the Lord is in control. Love this devotion, Thanks for writing it.

  229. Tara Burt says:

    I have been doing it wrong. While I know God knows what is going on with my daughter I never thought about that he knows what’s happening during procedures and doctors before we even go. This should bring a new peace to the last few years. He is in control and each frustrating step is his step. Or maybe I need to listen better for his guidance.

  230. Stacy G says:

    Trying to pray more, worry less. This would be a great resource!

  231. Wow! A very touching God moment. I’ve been stressed and worrying so much. My 14 yr old son will be finding out from his ophthalmologist tomorrow that he will not be able to get a driver’s license because of his vision. I can imagine how this is going to effect his “boy” ego. Though, it’s not the end of the worried for him it is going to feel that way. Thank you for your encouragement this is going to help us make it through.

  232. Thank you, this is confirmation for me to let it go and let God. I’ve been through leukemia and organ transplant with my youngest son and still struggle with “what next”, but reading this devotion today especially “everything that happens passes through God’s loving hands” blessed me. Thank you again.

  233. Wendy Grieve says:

    I can’t afford to buy the book right now, but I am dealing with my two adult children that I worry about often. The devotionals here have helped me to stop worrying and trust God, and I would love a copy of the book for extra learning and guidance. Thank you. God Bless.

  234. Jeannie says:

    Worry is such a trick from Satan. If he can keep us worrying than we are not trusting God.
    Thank you so much for this story. God IS in control of everything!

  235. Great devotion! I try hard not to worry & pray about everything but sometimes I don’t do very well!

  236. Thank you for this article. Knowing that our struggles in life are not a surprise to God is something I needed to be reminded of!

  237. I would like to receive this book for my mum. She has been my role model as far as I know, standing by me even when I attempted suicide and treated her poorly. I love her, and this book will be a lovely gift to her as she muscles through tough times her company is facing.

  238. I know so many people that this book could help. I may be one of them one day myself.

  239. I am a mom filled with worry and anxiety and I know many moms who also struggle with the same thing. This book would be a blessing to not just myself but other worry filled moms that I know.

  240. Sounds like a book that is going to strengthen women all over the world. Thank you for sharing the wisdom God has given you. This is a constant struggle for me. My husband (39 years old) is currently recovering from a stroke that took almost half his vision, affecting his concentration and focus, and his self-esteem, leaving him feeling frustrated a majority if the time. As my family of six helps him walk this path, we try to stay strong for him but deep inside I struggle with anxiety, fear and worry. I try cling to our statement, “God’s Got This!” I’m eager to read thus book.

  241. The older my children get the harder it is to let go and let God. Through so many trials – epilepsy, depression , and anxiety – of my middle son, I’m learning to trust HIM and know that he is in control and knows my prayers before I even speak them. Thank you for this devotion today. God bless you!

  242. I sit here waiting to do a blood test to find out if I’m going to miscarry our miracle baby. Your prayers have become mine as I move from fear and worry to peace in the knowledge that God is in control.

  243. Thank you for this article! I would love to read your book!!

  244. So wonderful πŸ™‚ that warms my heart. My 4 year old needed bloodwork yesterday and I didn’t know how we’d get through it. However, that was so small in comparison with the struggles so many people face. So thankful your baby was healed!!

  245. SaVaughan says:

    Thank you for the reminder, HIS peace is like no other!!

  246. I loved your words this morning! I always say I’m a worrier and I know we are not to worry, so this is an area I need to work on. I would love to read your book!

  247. Thank you for this message today. I tend to worry about my newborn daughter’s future when it comes to certain relatives – people whom I love dearly but do not want being a primary source of influence in her life (they do not desire to follow God and have made some extremely questionable life choices). I worry that they will try to undermine our teaching our daughter to follow Christ. God’s been showing me a lot lately that I need not worry about how these relationships will play out as my daughter gets older and instead need to pray for these people to know and love Christ. What a difference that makes! Would love to read your book, as I’m sure the worry will try to creep back in every now and again. Thank goodness that God never tires of hearing us pray about the same things!

  248. Tara Horton says:

    Is it really possible not to worry? I know it is a sin and prayer is supposed to be the antidote, but worry seems to haunt me anyway, particularly with my child, his future, his heart, his health (all things I cannot control).

  249. My husband, children and I moved to SC to start a church and it has been going for a year and a half now. The journey is exciting to see all the lives being changed by God’s grace but for a planner like me, the journey can be unsettling. I tend to worry about everything when I know God is in control, I see it all around me. I need a plan and a list but I’m pretty sure God is trying to break me out of that by depending 100% on Him and not on what I can control. It’s hard to let go but I know His strength can do all things.

  250. When my green children are out late at night I always “start” to worry..will they drive safe, are they ok, or they stranded somewhere, did something happen, then after a series of random worry thoughts cross my mine I usually say to myself what am I doing…and then I call upon the Lord and ask for his protection, to guide them, help them make wise choices while they are away from me and I just give it all the God and go to asleep feeling at peace knowing he is with them. Thank you and may God bless the reading of his word. Amen!!

  251. I’d love to read this book and have a copy to give to my own mom.

  252. Lisa Nicholas says:

    I am trying to become less of a worrier and more of a prayer warrior. This book sounds like it would help me.

  253. Thank you so much for this beautiful reminder of God’s love. My migraines have recently come back after not having them for almost 5yrs now. I suffer daily and its is difficult to remember the beauty when all you feel is pain. The doc haven’t found the right combination of meds that can control the migraines yet, so until then – the pain continues. I know that the Lord is my Jehovah Rapha and I will continue to be in His word. Until then, thank you.

  254. God is good and He is in control! I’d love to win a copy of the new book πŸ™‚

  255. Wonderful devotion, especially for moms! Years ago when I really understood that God loves my children far more than I could ever hope to(and us moms really love our children!), It was an eye opener for me. Not that I never worried or did things out of fear again, but there is such comfort in knowing how much he loves us. Now that we are empty nesters and our youngest is overseas all summer on a mission trip, trusting and not worrying is what I have to do! Thank you so much for ministering to us all!

  256. 4angels2love says:

    These what-if moments have often caused me fear and worry. I would love to read this book!

  257. I have dealt with worry my whole life and jokingly blame it on my father for passing down this unfavorable trait. There are days when it causing paralyzing fear of the future. The crazy part is, I KNOW without a shadow of a doubt who is in control and that HE will take care of me, I just can’t always seem to let things go. More often than not, my prayers are about taking hold of that worry. It is so refreshing to read stories of other women who experience this as well so I know that I am not completely crazy! Very much appreciate the daily reminders of how our Lord is in control! Thank you so much Proverbs 31 for the daily devotions. They start my day each morning with exactly what I need!!

  258. Tammy Ziegler says:

    I am definitely the type that is considered a worry wort; I tend to worry about everything. There are times I’m able to give those worries over to God but other times no matter how hard I pray or how hard I try I can’t give it over to God.

    Your words are inspiring. I would’ve been a puddle on the floor; thinking and expecting the worst but hoping and paying for the best.

    Tammy

  259. Sherri Bell says:

    In a battle for my 16 year old daughter. Filled with worry about the life decisions she is making. Would love a copy to help me combat the worry.

  260. Regina Toth says:

    My prayer has been for God to give me more faith in the waiting and peace to replace the worry! Praying for an answer to your prayers for your child even for a long period of time when you don’t always see the results immediately, results in lots of worry! I pray every day for the worry to be replaced with Gods un surpassing peace, and of course, my prayers to be answered fully!!! I would love to read this book! Praying for each person who responded that God would also give them the ability to trust more and worry less!! ❀️ ? Our God is bigger than our worry!

  261. I wanna read this book! Blessing to you for sharing. Thank you

  262. Melva Hwang says:

    cancer touches so many I love, and worry is unfortunately so natural to me. thank you for your words today.

  263. This book sounds like one I wish I had when my children were growing up. “Mom worry” is a special category all on its own! I would love to share this book with my daughter. She is wired a lot like me so I know this book could be very helpful to her. I remember how much worry affected my parenting and I would love to do anything I could to help her overcome this potential spiritual stronghold. Thank you for writing this book! I can’t wait to read it and share it with others!!

  264. Thank you for that reminder! I would love to win a copy!

  265. I’ve been praying this week ( practically all of my adult life) for God to help me to quit worrying. I know it’s not in my control, only God can allow it or fix it. I confess it asking God to forgive me. Say I’m giving it to him and then I’m right back worrying again. I feel like it’s consuming me, robbing me of my joy and precious time with people I love. I would really like to get copy of this book, I will pay for it. I’m a 60 year old mom, nana who can’t stop worrying.

  266. Denise Thomas says:

    Needed this today, with all the bad things in the news lately it is so easy to worry and forget God is sovereign.

  267. My daughter is getting married in 3 weeks and this is an area that she has trouble with worry over school, marriage, personal things, and I would love for her to start this new chapter in life with this resource. It will help her overcome this before coming a mom someday. Fantastic post and thank you for this story if encouragement.

  268. Wani Martin says:

    I needed that reminder and encouragement. My sister has battled breast cancer in the past, and now we’re facing more health challenges. My initial reaction was anxiety, worry and sleeplessness…and many tears from fear of possibly losing someone so very dear to me. But this passage in scripture holds firm God’s truth of His real peace – in any and all circumstances!

  269. The Lord has taught me that worry is rooted in fear, which leads to mistrust/doubt and is the opposite of trust. Perfect love casts out all fear. To be free of worry we should pray, yes, and pray BELIEVING we have what we ask.

    I’ve had to work on believing in His perfect love for ME and mine to get past the fear that drives the need to worry. Worry is an emotional attempt to control anything we have no control over, because of our fear.

    Pretty sure this book would be a great read! :β€’)

  270. I seem to be the queen of worry these days. I never realized how worrisome raising three teenagers would be. Thanks so much for your encouraging words and advice!

  271. Sounds like you struck a cord, given the immense response to your giveaway! May your book be a blessing and an encouragement to many.

  272. Melissa Davis says:

    That verse is the one I have to repeat over and over again. Thank you for the reminder this morning!

  273. VICKIE LAVIGNA says:

    One of my biggest problems is worry. Seems I am able to worry about everything. Even when I pray I worry whether I have prayed correctly.

  274. Yes I worry to much about my children that are adults now. Would love to win the book. Sending smiles and hugs.

  275. Thank you for this devotional! I’m the mother of a 7-year-old daughter and a 19-year-old son who I placed for adoption when I was only 17. The Enemy loves to whisper the “what if’s” in my ear about that decision because of the heartache. It was a decision I didn’t want to make but because of circumstances I know it was the right decision at the time and reading devotionals like this remind me that I can always find peace with the Lord no matter the hurt. It’s just always good to be reminded and I needed that reminder today. Thank you! Would love to read your book!

  276. Cindi – Thank you so much for your encouraging words this morning. I struggle so hard to remember our futures are in His hands and that He is always in this with us.
    In reading the posts from all my fellow worriers, my own anxiety feels more normal and sometimes it helps to know I am not alone out here. My 14 year old boy has many struggles, chief among them, mild autism, OCD, tourettes and depression. Some days I feel so hopeful about his future and other days I feel overwhelmed by the uncertainties we all face regrading what will happen the next day. He was confirmed this Spring and made a beautiful faith statement to our congregation built around Romans 8:28. God has been very good to all of us, but sometimes it is so difficult, painful and worrisome to watch my son struggle so much in this world. Thank you for your wonderful reminder this morning that we are all resting in the palm of God’s hand and that He is in control. It really touched me and was just what I needed to hear.

  277. Angela Davis says:

    Thank you for the encouraging devotion today. I worry so much about my children and my family. Life is so difficult sometimes.

  278. My boys are 41 and 33, I find I worry more now than when they were children! I think I was too busy raising them to worry! I have learned though that God is in control and the peace of trusting in His love for my boys wipes away my Mom worries and my Nanna worries.

  279. ROSA MARIA DEBROY says:

    This was such a gift for today… I constqtly worry was asking Him about this same issue when I received this. Mostly I worry about taking the right choices or should I say,making the choice that the Lord wants for my girls’ lives. I don’t wat t make my own choices, but His.

  280. Great reminder this morning. I would love a copy of your book!

  281. Karen C says:

    It never really pays to worry. God is there in the midst of whatever we are going through. Thanks for the opportunity to win the book.

  282. Jennifer says:

    Your words are so encouraging. Worrying for our children I think is something we all struggle with and it’s a blessing to know God has our children in the palms of His hands.

  283. Christen says:

    I’m definitely in a “what if” moment right now, and needed this encouraging reminder this morning. God is so faithful in EVERY moment. Would love to read this book!

  284. A topic I was just discussing with a friend yesterday! May be a book we both need! πŸ™‚

  285. Lynette Hughes says:

    I have this worrying thing down. I can worry at the drop of a hat. The Lord has been working on this area in my life. I used to pray, “Lord, I surrender all to you, but please don’t take my children or my grandkids.” I now surrender all, but only with His help. I know that my life is in HIS HANDS. I know that God will not allow anything to get to me or them without providing SUFFICIENT grace to carry me through. I am learning to trust Christ ALONE.

  286. Thank you for sharing your experience and your heart. Even though my children are now all adults it hasn’t stopped the worry…in fact, I think it is worse because the worries are bigger and the things I worry about have more potential to be life altering. I need the reminder daily to let go of the worry and to pray and to remember God loves them more than I do and they are in His hands.

  287. Recently worry has plagued my life and I believe God placed this struggle in my life to bring me back to Him. I am having to relearn and retrain my mind and heart as I have been away from Him for many years now. It is comforting to read others stories and know there is so much support from people who have gone through similar situations. Thank you for sharing your story.

  288. Thank you for this devotional!! I needed it. So beautiful. I’d love to win a copy of your book! <3

  289. I would love a copy of the book.

  290. As a working Mom I do worry…I worry I’m not there enough for my children. I pray. Recently I was able to simplify my life and have more time to be available – wonderful feeling yet the worry remains….I would love to read this book…Thank you for your ministry. I love the devotions! Wendy Holeman, Executive Consultant, Mary & Martha

  291. To add: I’m a mom of three Marines and a member of a Military support group. This book would be great for the Moms and Dads. I wish every Military parent could be given a copy when their kids go off to boot camp. For many, just going off to training scares the parents.

    Thankfully, the Lord helped me not lose a single night’s sleep over any of mine. Now if I would only learn to trust in Him as completely for everything else as I have for the welfare of my very own platoon of Marines. ?

  292. Alexandra King says:

    Oh how I NEED this book. I have 3 grown sons, but lost one to diabetes 11 years ago. I wake up every morning with panicky worry. I’ve been to counseling forever. I need the Lord to heal me, and I know this book would help so much. Can’t afford to buy a copy at the moment. Thank you!

  293. Chelsi Shultz says:

    You have no idea how timely this devotion is… But instead of my children, it’s my mom who is going through fighting cancer. God is teaching me to trust Him, to praise Him, to hold onto His promises as I go through many ‘what if’s’. Today my mom was supose to start a stem cell transplant, but God answered my prayer and she has decided to not do it at this time and will go through chemo. Thank you for this timely message to my heart.

  294. I would love to win a copy of this book because my children say that I worry about everything, even though I try to convince them I’m just concerned. Thank you for sharing your devotion today.

  295. Brittany says:

    I have recently been through some struggles where I have worried myself sick but after getting into Gods word and reading devotions it had hit be (for the time being ?) that God can handle everything we just need to pray for him to take over and we have to be willing to give all our worries and concerns and lay them at his feet. Trust God and only God!

  296. Jen Wait says:

    I would like to read this book.

  297. Geralyn Miller says:

    I am so thankful for God’said peace. He gave me peace the entire time I was battling my cancer! I have put my son in His hands and been so thankful that His hands are bigger than mine!

  298. Would love to have a copy!

  299. I thank God for the knowledge that you shared today and pray that I can continue to find the peace, comfort and confidence to press on. I know He has plans for me and I want Him in complete control as I look for my next job. Worry is not what I want in my life and it is still a struggle to let go. I want Him to lead me and give me the opportunity that He wants for me. I thank God for this reminder today!

  300. Virginia says:

    I would most definitely enjoy a copy of your book. Thanks.

  301. I needed to see your post today, I have older children and I wish one could say a mother would stop the worrying at this point. From the post it assured me again that I do not control and nothing is ever a surprise to GOD. Let GO and Let GOD is always the right choice.

  302. Thank you much for helping me see this verse from a different perspective. My adult daughter has an eating disorder and too often I think it’s my responsibility to help God help here. Thank you for the reminder that God is always at work even when we can’t see it and we are to give thanks in advance for the work he is doing

  303. Michelle Hopkins says:

    Thank you for sharing your story! I still tend to worry first even though I’ve felt His peace many times after trusting and praying. I would love to win a copy of your book. Thanks!

  304. Thank you for this today. I am dealing with two elderly parents who are experiencing dementia and my 19 year old son just failed out of freshman year of college. In both of these circumstances I am leaning on Jesus and know that He is with me holding my hand. But it’s not easy. Thank you for starting my day on a positive note!

  305. I would love to win a copy!

  306. Very good thoughts and words of encouragement. I tend to worry for my children a lot. I know God has them as He has shown himself real. He even healed my youngest son as a baby twice in a miraculous way but still those times come. Thank you for this devotion

  307. Amy McMullin says:

    Looking forward to reading Cindi’s new book!

  308. Worry is my middle name and one of my favorite things to do as one with control issues. I pray to release the worry, but many times it gets the best of me (or the worst of me).
    My daughter was almost 5 when we discovered her ITP. She had several IV treatments to bring her platelets back to a safe number. The doctor told us if she had it longer than 6 months, it would be considered chronic. Hers lasted over a year, so of course I worried about the what ifs…,what if they can’t stop the bleeding from a skinned knee, when she hits puberty, having babies, needed surgery…. I remember telling a friend that we had been praying for our daughter a lot lately and with a few simple words, my growth with God was sparked “we should be praying for our children all the time, not just in the hard times”.
    My daughter is a healthy, 21 year old college student and by the amazing hand of God, was healed from this illness when she was 7. God is good…ALL THE TIME!

  309. Meredith says:

    God’s timing is so perfect! I needed to read this today!

  310. Thank you so much for this devotion, I needed every word this morning. I feel like anxiety and worry are part of being a parent but it shouldn’t be that way bc there is always peace to be found in the Lord. I would love,love,love a copy of this book!

  311. Okay, so what if it had been cancer all those years ago? What if my friend had prayed so hard and trusted so much and still the results came in for her 18 year old daughter that it’s cancer and it’s bad? How do I encourage her?

  312. Marilyn Higgins says:

    Thank you for this great reminder this morning!

  313. Nancy Keeton says:

    My daughter has 2 daughters, ages 5 & almost 3. She loves Jesus very much, but the enemy tries to attack her with worry over her girls. Your book would be such a tremendous help to her!
    Thank you, Nancy

  314. I would love to read this book – I try so hard not to be, but still am a worrier!

  315. Even though two of my children are newly married and two others are in college, there is still the temptation to worry about things like: will they get a decent job, are they making god-pleasing choices in a spouse, will they stay strong in their faith etc. You never stop being their Mom!

  316. Melissa says:

    Wow! Thank you for sharing this story. It helps to hear about people getting through a “high stress” situation in prayer. I need to do this more, pray through my worries and fears.

  317. Would love to win a copy of this book to give to my daughter that is pregnant with our first grandchild!!

  318. Heather says:

    I would love to win a copy of this book. Thank you.

  319. Kellie mark says:

    Thank you for sharing your story. Being a mother and caring for my little ones is one of the toughest jobs. It’s so hard to let go sometimes but we need to so God can do amazing things in their lives. Thanks for sharing your talents.

  320. Deborah says:

    Worry and Fear…my biggest struggles since I was a little girl. I’d love to read more about how to continue to place my kids into Gods hands and let go of what I can’t control. You guys are amazing!

  321. LeahAnn Salinas says:

    This passage today was just for me it feels like. Thank you. My day yesterday was plagued with worry, more than anything about finances. These scriptures and this devotional reminds me that God is in control. My husband myself and my daughter will be baptized in a few weeks and I know satan wants to attack us to knock us off track. The way he is trying to do that is with worry and stress. I will not be moved. Thank You God for your blessings.

  322. A “worry-free mom”? That’s an oxymoron, I believe. How I would love to learn to be that mom! I worry when I don’t have anything to worry about because, surely, there must be something to worry about! It is my daily prayer to release myself from the constant worry.

  323. This book would be great for all of us mommies! Thanks for the encouraging devo today.

  324. How amazing is our God!! He provides exactly the encouragement I need day by day. I need that reminder to trust Him and remember that I am not in control. I’m so thankful for these devotions. They have been so timely for my needs. Why am I surprised?

  325. Ashley Wellman says:

    What an incredible devotional today that God so perfectly timed for me. Not only do all of us worry as parents, but I am also waking up with worry for my beautiful mother. Today she goes back for a follow-up mammogram and the doctor wants to speak with her. I went directly to a place of dread, and then called on a few amazing women to pray for her which allowed me to sleep through the night, but I still awoke with worry. Prayer warriors, if you have a moment, please join me in prayer for Cindy Peake and the doctor who will meet with her today. I know all things pass through your hands first, and I am praying your hands bless them both today. Thank you.

  326. I have let my fear override my peace so many times. Not only my children or grandson, but lately especially for my husband. i pray this verse a lot. Thank you Lord for your word.

  327. This book would be a blessing in my life and then passed onto my married children to read.

  328. This is a beautiful article. Something in our lives will eventually bring us to our knees if w e don’t on our own. Hopefully we continue to remember the how amd why amd as previously stated, that God is in control. We can only do our best and know He has a plan.

  329. My daughter whom is 23 years old seems to worry about things and it causes her anxiety. She believes in God and prays but still struggles. I know your book would be a tremendous help for her.

  330. Lisa VanZandt says:

    Great article. My worries included the “what ifs” but also the “then what’s” until I realized that God has the “what ifs” and the “then what’s” under complete control. I would love a book for my daughter in law. She is a new mom and her worries have just begun. Lol

  331. Beverly says:

    My oldest son is headed to the navy in three weeks. My youngest son is still searching. I worry everyday. I pray everyday sometimes all day long. The devotion today really hit home with me. I am not in control and never have been, but God is and is never surprised. Thank you for this devotion this morning, I even forwarded it to several friends. I would really enjoy the book!

  332. Great, great post. I am a worrier at heart. I’ve had a lot of worrisome moments this past week and this devotion really spoke to me. Thank you!

  333. Amy Blansett says:

    This book would help me greatly!

  334. Heather says:

    Just what I needed this week thanks for the reminder!

  335. I would love to know what blood disease your baby had. If im guessing right it is ITP. We are currently living out that nightmare in my daughter. Except hers is being caused by an underlying disease. She daily fights for her life. I have prayed her through chemo as well as other toxic meds. But more than her disease has been how God has met us at every turn. More than the disease is how God is using my daughter to shine His light through her. Day 1 of diagnosis the what ifs about killed me. Many times since then I have been angry (not at God, just angry), helpless, drowning. But a year and a half later I feel like I can come up to breath. Not much has changed in our medical world. She still has to do chemo and daily meds and monthly hospitalization. But God’s peace is working through me. The “what if’s” are
    Never out of God’s control. Everything has to go through my God first and I trust Him with my girl.

  336. Your message today was one I needed to hear this very day as we approach a big move. I need God’s peace and to break free from the chains of worry.

  337. Danielle says:

    I would love a copy of this book!

  338. Thank you for this great encouragement!

  339. Shannon says:

    My husband claims “worry” is my middle name! Lol. I, too, had a scare with my newborn & had to come to the realization that I wasn’t in control of the situation & never had been. Prayer was the only thing that got me through those tough moments. I’d love to win a copy of this book!

  340. Matthew 6:27, β€œAnd who of you by being worried can add a single hour to his life?” (NASB) Thank you.

  341. Amy Shackleton says:

    I fight the urge to worry as much as I can. My mom is a worrier and growing up with that makes it hard to not worry. I don’t want my kids to grow up with a mom who worries.

  342. Having an only child is very worrisome. It’s scary to think that I’ve laid my identity down as being just his mom, when I’m certain God has gifted me to be that and more. Trying to encourage wonder, and curiosity while still keeping him safe is taxing on this soul. I don’t know what God has planned for him, but I know God loves him more than I every could.

    that doesn’t take the fear away though.

  343. Larissa says:

    It’s amazing how God works. I had been worried about something regarding one of my daughters. Well, I saw this in my inbox this morning and read it before work. Exactly what I needed to hear! Thank you for sharing. Blessings!

  344. Lucien Anselmo says:

    I needed to read about being worry free by putting all my trust in God today. Even though I read about casting my cares on the Lord, for some reason I forget to do it. God has never failed me before, but once in awhile, I end up focusing my eyes on the problem instead of Jesus. Today’s lesson is a reminder for me and I ask that God will help me not to forget that he is the one who is in control and will take care of me.

  345. Jennifer B says:

    Perfect for someone like me who worries about my children

  346. kathy wyg says:

    Good morning….I try not to worry…but I am the queen of worrying; i do ask God to take it away but then obviously I just take it right back…not good…but I am trying…
    Kudos to you Cindi….for this devo/story…for giving us the end of the story…& that she is ok…& for sending the Marine Mom’s group this bk..that is awesome….talk about being in prayer mode….24/7…..

    Have a blessed day ladies………Kathy w

  347. Looks like worry is a big issue for many people as it took me a long time to scroll down to add a comment. The past two years I have struggled with anxiety/worry. It was never an issue for me but has now been almost crippling at times. I know it’s not healthy or even biblical yet it still seems to creep up. Reminders are beautiful gifts though and this e-mail was a gift to me this morning.

  348. I would love a copy of this book. I have been overcome with worry over the past yearand am working hard to break the hold it has in my life. Thanks.

  349. What a great reminder of relying on God. We all need peace and hope and rest in God’s all mighty and loving palm.

  350. Trina Neil says:

    I would love a copy of this book.

  351. Wonderful words of advice especially when we are at a time of our greatest fear…

  352. Julia R. Joseph says:

    I would love to receive a copy. I tend to worry about everything instead of submitting all my worries to God.

  353. Samantha Hill says:

    I worry the most that my kids will not continue their walk with the Lord when it becomes more difficult the older they get. I also would love a copy of the book!

  354. Anne Marie says:

    This devotion spoke to my heart. My child was diagnosed with severe food allergies when he was little, and I remember after finding out, just sobbing and crying out to God in the shower, my heart just heavy with worry about the what-ifs of what may or may not happen in the future. I am happy to say that 4 years later, my child has outgrown some of the allergies that were least likely to be outgrown. Although he still has troubles, he is now at a point where the allergies are manageable and he is able to lead a happy and overall healthy life. I have learned to look to God and trust in Him to provide for my children. I do everything I can for my children, and where my abilities end, I hand the rest off to God. It has helped decrease my worry (although I still have plenty of room to grow in this area!).

  355. Worry is a true struggle. I am continually praying for God to calm my anxious heart. looking forward to reading this book.

  356. Tennie Hughes says:

    I would love to win a copy of this book. Worrying is something moms can’t help but do. Learning to rest those fears and worries with God has always been a struggle of mine. Your story is inspiring. I don’t know if I could have remained as calm as you did in your peace. God gives such great understanding and I know that I have more peace than I would without him but I still struggle with leaving my struggles in his hands. Thanks so much for sharing!

  357. Jennifer says:

    I would love a copy of your book!

  358. This is such a nice reminder. It’s something I never thought to pray to God about. I’ve always worried about everything and anything under the moon and stars and am constantly on my toes to shield my little one from those thoughts. Thank you for writing this.

  359. Karen Catlett says:

    That was an awesome story an touched right where I needed. I have a track record for needing to know how things are going to work out an trying to figure things out. I need to worry less an pray more an receive from God an trust God. I would devour this book. Please enter my name into the drawing. Thanks

  360. Your words are powerful and faithbuilding. Thank you for reminding me of Whose hand our children are in.
    Thank you.

  361. I am working on letting go of things that I can not control. A recent scare with my daughter left me so numb, I prayed and asked friends to pray. And I sat and waited, I done my best not to worry. I did think and talk a lot about what was going on, searching for answers. She is fine now, and I realized much like you, GOD was in control of her life, not me. Would love to read your book!

  362. What a fantastic read this morning! I would love to win a copy to help with worry free parenting!!

  363. Stephanie says:

    This was so good! Worry tries to overtake me many times–especially when it comes to my kids. Good reminder to keep my focus on God.

  364. Sandra Bacon says:

    We all refered to my mother as the “worry wart” of the family and I promised myself that I would fight that gene as I so often witnessed that it only lead to my mother’s discomfort and made those around her anxious. My oldest is thirty-seven and my youngest will turn thirty-five in three days, and as often as I pray and ask God for his help concerning them, I find myself taking those same worries back again. Your words really hit home today. I found myself having an “ah-haaaa!” moment…God knows about all of my what-I-call worries way before I do and that maybe I also needed to pray for patience in addition to guidance, trust and peace. Thank you for enlightening and my spirit and lifting my burden today. I look forward to reading more of your teachings.

  365. Sandy Greer says:

    I am a mom of two who struggles everyday with anxiety. For 10 years now I haven’t even drove anywhere by my self. I’ve missed out on so much because I’m afraid of the unknown or what ifs. I’m slowly breaking through for the sake of my children. We have a wonderful co-op here in my county (we homeschool )and I haven’t been able to get the courage to even go to it. I’ve signed up for the co-op in September. I am determined to break free of this tiny shell I’ve been living in. I’ve learned, prayer and the Bible are what I need to push me. God has helped me so much here in the past little while. He’s showed me there’s nothing to be afraid of. Without Him, I would still be stuck, hiding in my house doing nothing! God is good!

  366. Thank you for sharing your heart and your walk. I have been struggling w/worry and grief for a little over a year. 2 of our girls were diagnosed w/type 1 diabetes last year within 3 weeks of each other. Having a hubby w/t1d I know the complications and dangers of such a disease. My mom was hospitalized at the same time as our 2nd daughter’s diagnosis then passed away a mere 3 weeks or so after that. It was a very tough year. I’m just now emerging from the intense grief, but still find I’m struggling w/the worry and pulling away from God to some degree. This was a perfect read for me to remember God always knows; is always there.

  367. Lydia Montgomery says:

    I need peace more than anything right now, and the Lord has given it to me bless his name

  368. Glenna Ritt says:

    I needed to hear this today. Thank you, thank you, thank you!

  369. Thank you for sharing your story. I often worry about my children and the choices they make. Recently I had a situation happen and I ran across a devotional about God being in control and that I am not. It made me realize I keep giving my children to God and then grabbing back on to them. I would love to win a copy of your book

  370. As I was scrolling down to begin to write my comment, it was fairly easy to come to the conclusion by the number of comments made to this devotion that “worry vs. fear” is a common problem that most women deal with, especially when it comes to our children. I have to admit it’s a problem I deal with frequently: the letting go of them when you want to hold on. My mom and my grandma are worriers too. I would love to have a copy of this book to read for myself and to share with my mom and other women who struggle with worry.

  371. I would like a copy of the book.

  372. Thank God for answered prayers

  373. Donna Sanders says:

    What words of wisdom that I so needed to hear. Plus I have two dear friends whose children are going through some difficult medical issues right now. What encouragement this devotion will be for them.

  374. As usual, just what I needed to hear. Thank you! I’m going to hold those verses in my heart.

  375. Lucilynn Robertson says:

    Being worried and anxious seems like second nature to me and yet I know that through Jesus, I can be free from it. Trusting him with my children is the hardest. We don’t want our kids to hurt, but God has the best plan and loves them even more than we do. I take comfort in that.

  376. I would love to win a copy of this book! Starting to understand how important an every day devtion time is. It’s changing my life!

  377. Worry had become an everyday staple in my life and still tries to take control over me often. If I wasn’t worrying I thought something was wrong and then it that would cause me to worry, creating a HUGE worry circle. It’s when I decided to really dive into God’s word and start trusting in him and using the power of faith and prayer that I began to see a change in my thought life. I love your quote, “For it is better to pray than worry.” Anytime we feel a worry moment coming on this should always be our first reaction.

    I loved the devotion and what a testimony it gave you to share with woman so many years later. I would love a copy of your book!

  378. I have always heard “if you pray don’t worry, if you worry don’t pray.” However, this worry that seems to be engrained in my soul is the overwhelming factor. I struggle with what productive planning and problem solving, and what is worry. This is something I constantly struggle with throughout my career, relationships and my family. It is so reassuring to read this mornings deviotion to place a calmness over myself that others are having these amazing realizations through Gods guidance. I am working on this!

  379. Yes!! I would love this book. Worry is one of my weakest flaws!! It’s not just about finances or daily life – I worry constantly about my children. Especially my 13 yr old daughter. Teenage everything!!

  380. Liz Feldman says:

    What an excellent article! I’m sure the book is just as good.

  381. Great reminder that God is in control–not us and that we learn some of the best lessons when we go through difficult things. Thanks for sharing!!

  382. Lise Desormeaux says:

    I would love help on how to not worry, especially duting these times…and the 27 of June is my 29th wedding anniversary! ❀️

  383. Jenifer says:

    I would love to win this book. I’ve been a worrier my whole life but my worry increased 1000 times after I had kids. I pray for God to take it yet I cannot find peace.

  384. This devotion THIS morning was a blessing. And Exactly what God wanted for me at this time in our lives.

    Thank you!

  385. Melissa Emmons says:

    Today’s message hit home for me-one of my BIGGEST issues in life is that I worry about EVERYTHING! I pray, I read my Bible, I try to be strong in my faith, but in the end, I allow worry and doubt to take over. I have worried so much over the years that I now have major problems with my stomach. My husband and family get so upset with me about my worrying, but it’s become a natural habit and a bad one at that. Praying for God to remove this from me.

  386. Michelle says:

    I worry when my kiddos get high fevers. I pray for God to watch over them. My oldest had a febrile seizure when she was about 11 months old. She even foamed at the mouth and was turning blue. I was doing mouth to mouth on her. I am an RN, but in that situation I was a mother in total panic. My daughter thankfully never had another seizure, she is a healthy almost 10 year old!

  387. This post hit so close to home for me. I’m in the midst of a lot of worries about my daughter, and I needed this reminder to trust God with my worries.

    I would love to win a copy of the book to read more!

  388. Virginia says:

    God is so good..but how easily I forget. I cannot begin to describe how perfect the timing this devotion is for me. As I sat down this morning to try to do my devotions, I was so full of emotions that I couldn’t concentrate on anything but the anger and hurt that wants to consume me. Last night I had a fight with my daughter, which is a normal thing for mothers and daughters, but this one is different. You see, tonight she is leaving to meet her boyfriend, who just finished his military tech school. Friday, they will be getting married— and I won’t be there. No one will… They’re doing it because he is going to stationed overseas for year. They are planning to have the ‘real’ wedding when he gets back… My head understands all the reasons they are doing this but my heart is breaking…And I’m angry. This is not the what had imagined for my daughter, for me. I’m suppose to be there. She’s my daughter… But she told me not to come. It would complicate things.. I’m a complication. You wrote, ‘It also showed me where peace is ultimately found: Not in pleasant circumstances or the feeling that “all is well” in my child’s world, but in the palm of God’s hand as He allows whatever He will come her way and mine.’ I needed to read this. I needed the anger and hurt to be removed from me. It still hurts but I know that He is in control. Thank you allowing God to speak through you at just the perfect time to me.

  389. Yes, I would love a copy of this book. Thank you for the reminder that when we start to worry, we should pray instead!

  390. Anna Gawf says:

    Thank you for your encouraging words! I would love a copy of the book to help find peace from worrying.

  391. Great reminder! It sounds like a great book!

  392. Catherine says:

    Experiencing ‘What if’ moments recently…thanks for the wonderful devotion. God is good always.

  393. Thank you Cindi! This devotional was a great reminder to me. Worrying about things is the biggest thing that separates me from God. I’d love to win a copy of this book!

    Also, so glad to see that Dana was ok! Cancer is a scary thing. My Pastor just found out that his youngest child (a 2 year old daughter) has T cell lymphoma and is facing 2 years of chemotheraphy for treatment. Please pray for little Aggie and her family as they walk through this difficult time! Thank you all!

  394. “It’s far bether to pray than to worrry.” Such a simple sentence, yet somehow hard to remember. I wrote it next to Matt 6:25. Just pray!! Thank you!

  395. Worry is something that has consumed me this year. It has just been a difficult season in our family, from surgerys, to loss, to the normal day to day that just has me overwhelmed.

  396. I would love this book. I have always struggled with worry & having kids has made the struggle even worse. It’s always good to know you’re not alone. Thanks for the encouragement!

  397. Loved the topic today of being in prayer instead of worry, thank you !

  398. I was very blessed by your testimony. It’s often hard to remember when your in a trying storm of life –that God is in control and has a plan for you.

  399. Thank you for this post! It was just what I needed this morning. I plan on quitting my job because of moving circumstances and to take care of my 2 children (I just had my 2nd in January!) I’ve been worrying about it even though I am trying not to. Your post has reminded me of two things: God is in control and will take care of me, and to be grateful that my children are healthy! Thanks again!

  400. What a beautiful devotion! As a mother of a 21 and 18 year old, I am encouraged after reading this. I am a worrier. But, I am trying to grow as a WARRIOR in prayer! TGBTG for Him hearing my prayers for my children!

  401. Would love to win this book! I struggle with worry so very much..especially right now as we are experiencing some complications with our twins that are due this fall. Thanks so much for sharing!

  402. I would love to win a copy of this book. We are rasing three boys and I think this book would be perfect for my worrier soul.

  403. Kari Taylor says:

    Thank you for today’s devotion! It’s so easy to worry as a mom. Even after being a mom for 23 years, it never gets any easier. But your prayer is exactly what we need to pray. No one loves our children more than we do, except for the Lord, and it is comforting to know that nothing touches them (or us) without going through His hands first!

  404. Would love to win a copy.

  405. What a timely reminder for me! My husband is not a Christian and I frequently worry about whether or not my children will grow up and continue to love the Lord. Unfortunately, my worrying and the stress often have the opposite effect I intend. Today’s devotional is another way God is calling me to trust Him! Thank you. I’ll definitely add this book to my read list.

  406. Sabine Rhodes says:

    I would love to win a copy of this book. I am a chronic worrier and have a very hard time letting it go to God.
    Thank you for your encouraging words this morning and for the simple prayer I will be praying often this week.

  407. Even though my children are all young adults, I still struggle with the constant worry of what life holds for them and where it will take that. I’m very interested in your book and learning how to let go of my constant concerns.

  408. I continue to struggle to let my soon to be 20 yr old son make those big ticket decisions. He is a God’s boy and very faithful. He is embarking on so many major fronts that this momma is sometimes a basket of nerves. I am getting better and it sounds like this book and its lessons are just what I need right now. Thank you. Blessings.

  409. Thank you for your comforting and true words. Worry is a poison and faith is the cure. I find it hard to not lean on my own understanding. It’s a process. One which I am working on.

  410. Jaime T says:

    Wonderful thoughts! Would love to read more in your book.

  411. Rene Mouton says:

    Would love an opportunity to win to help relieve an anxiety filled mom of teenage boy….thanks

  412. Thank you for the reminder to pray and not worry! Love to win a copy of the book!

  413. Diana Hardgrave says:

    I really enjoyed reading your message this morning. how easy for our mind to wonder. By replacing worry with prayer!!! Thank you for your wonderful message.

  414. Kerri Johnson says:

    I was just looking up verses on “worry” when I saw this devotional in my inbox. God’s perfect timing!

  415. Thank you for sharing your story! So often I am not faithful with my prayers, praying yet still worrying and not trusting God. I learn from your experience. Hugs!

  416. Thank you for this reminder! I’ve read that verse so many times but for the first time today the, ” then you will have peace which transcends all understanding ” really stood out and let me amazed. That’s just what God sales m does!

  417. Nicole Farley says:

    I would love to win a copy, I am a mother of 4. We have gone through many difficult health scares with one of
    our children and the human part of me worries so much, but I have to realize that these 4 children are not mine
    they are on loan to me from my Lord and Savior!

  418. The perfect devotion for me this morning. As I continue to lead my two almost-grown teenagers, I’m constantly reminded of how much I need to pray instead of worry. God is so good, is always in control, and loves my children more than I can ever imagine. Thanks for the chance to win this super book!

  419. Worry! Something I pray about constantly! I come from a long line of worrying moms. This is much needed today, and everyday. Thanks so much.

  420. TK Roseberry says:

    What a beautiful example of Gods faithfulness to us. Thank you for sharing and challenging me not to worry about my sweet blessing from God.

  421. Carla Dugger says:

    I would Love to win a copy of this book.

  422. Kristin Davenport says:

    Thank you so much for posting this devotional. As a first time mom of a 14 month old with a few developmental delays, I sometimes find it impossible not to worry. I love when you mention how nothing touches us before passing through the Father’s hands. That thought gives me SO much peace. Thank you for reminding me of these truths today. I really needed it.

  423. Frances Quigley says:

    Very good lesson. I tend to forget that children are ultimately not ours.

  424. Sounds like a great book and a much needed resource!

  425. I would love to have this book.

  426. Suzette Buffa says:

    OH my goodness!! Just reading the title of the book I *know* I could relate!! Thanks for the chance to win this book!

  427. Carrie G says:

    I tend to worry about almost anything. I was a “worst case possible” kind of person. Thinking negative thoughts about myself, others, and life. Always fearful about what could happen. How I am learning through prayer and bible study that that’s not what God want for me or any of us. So I let God handle the outcomes in my life and I replace negative thoughts with scripture.

  428. Edwina Thurmond says:

    I would love to win a copy of this book for my daughter who has 2 beautiful children. Having 2 kids myself, I know what it is to worry, and I’ve come to realize that even as a Grandmother you still worry. God gave all us as Mother’s a great task in raising Godly children, and he understands the worry we carry as we go about this thing called Motherhood.

  429. Definitely needed!

  430. Charity Tate says:

    Would love to read this book! Never worried so much in my life until I had my son.

  431. Thank you for your words today and the giveaway. I know I pray for my boys relationship with Jesus and I long for them to want Jesus more than anything. However, I know that my boys lives are in God’s hands and I need to work on not worrying but rather praying. Of course, I need to pray not worry about many things, not just my children, so this devotion spoke to me on many levels.

  432. God is so good! He hears the cries of our hearts, He cares, and He answers! I am so thankful for your devotional this morning! I am struggling with a very difficult child and have been for 18 years. My heart grieves at the thought of what will become of this child God entrusted to me. I tfeel like I have failed God and her so fat. But your devotional helped remind me that I’m not in control (never have been). God is in control and loves her more than I do. Even if I don’t win a copy, I plan to buy your book. I know God is going to use it to bless many many moms!

  433. Melissa Lynn says:

    I have a friend I would love to give this book to. She has a little girl who has been critically ill for 2 years. She’s been in icu for 8 months. The mother is one of the strongest Christians I know but could use encouragement.

  434. Casey Howlett says:

    This was such an encouragement for me this morning. Becoming a mother has brought up a lot of trust issues and fears I struggle with but I like what you said, “It is far better to pray than to worry.” Thanks for the encouragement today.

  435. Tiffany B says:

    As a mom of 3 who struggles with generalized anxiety disorder, this devotion speaks to me! I struggle every day to write Philippians 4:6-7 on my heart. You are so right – we have never nor will we ever hold our kids lives, health, or destiny in our hands and it is so liberating to be able to give that to God. I would love to win a copy of the book but if not, I definitely plan to purchase a copy! Through Christ, all things are possible, even letting go of our worry!

  436. Thank you for this message. My son was diagnosed with leukemia last March, so this really hit home for me. When you give God the control to work in your life, boy can he move mountains! I can’t wait to read your book.

  437. Michelle says:

    I would love to win ur book amen jesus

  438. So thankful for my daily devotional to help me through my day. I especially love this one since I am such a worrier. Thank you for the devotionals and God Bless!! πŸ™‚

  439. Michele Lewis says:

    Thanks for this post. This is one of my favorite verses. Worry is so natural for me, I need to be reminded that He’s “got this”. Look forward to reading this book.

  440. Thank you for an opportunity to receive your book. They say being a parent is the hardest AND most rewarding job and it has proven to be true ! This is especially true for a born worrier ?… I struggle daily with worry and pray all the time to just “Let go and let God ” ultimately I know he has the plan and I am here to guide the child he has given me here on earth. My daily prayer is to not worry and try to control the situations and to raise a young man who loves the Lord …… Based on the number of comments you received there are lots of Moms out there worrying and praying !

  441. Amber Donnelly says:

    This reading reminds me that God has my kids in the palm of his have, I can’t cotrol their lives. God is in control!

  442. Would love to read this book as my daughter heads off to college….a whole new possibility of worry I need to keep away.

  443. Cindi, as I read your devotion today our bible study group has just learned that one of our members daughter in laws aggressive breast cancer has returned after 3 years in submission. She has 5 children, under the age of 15. Our group immediately went to our knees into prayer as prayer warriors for her and the family. As mothers when it comes to our children we do worry, I confess, but I know God can give you peace in all circumstances. Thank you for the reminder that God’s got it all and is in control and nothing is impossible for him.

  444. I needed this reminder today. Thank you.

  445. ramona fredericks says:

    That is the blessed assurance. i just cried when i read your encouragement. How real our God is in that very moments we need Him most, when we don’t understand but know that everything will be alright if He is there. bless you

  446. I watched the hand of God reach down and save my 2 year old grandson last year when he got run over by a lawn mower . We say we are believers but we always have doubts, that day hundreds of prayers went out for him in a matter of minutes , he is missing a foot and has many scars but I watched him sliding down a water slide and saying I strong !!! Big giant smile , in our weakness God showed up strong and saved that tiny boy Iv been a believer for years but we have an awesome testimony that is with us every day and every opportunity I get I share the day Gods hand swooped down and saved our boy , I only pray as a grandmother I get the chance to watch what this boy accomplishes in his life

  447. Vanessa says:

    Just what I needed to read after a night of restless sleep over worries. Would love to win this gift for my sister.

  448. My children are adults but I still worry. I worry that they’ll make good life decisions and that previous health conditions won’t flair up and that they’ll be safe as they travel since one lives so far away.

  449. Dear Cindi, thank you so much for your devotion. It sank deep into my heart and I just can’t tell you how right on spot and on time it was for me this morning! I’m away from home visiting in southern CA with my daughter, missing my husband & little guy back home on the east coast. Having a great time in this gorgeous place, adding your book to my wish list, I do plan to purchase it! Thank you! Thank you! My mother and I had so many conversations about this very Bible verse you opened with…pray, pray, pray…really appreciate your gentle reminder as I begin this new day without worry! Amen!!?

  450. Thank you for this reminder that God is in control, not us. Parents tend to worry but we need to remember Our Father will get us through anything so we need to let God take the lead both in our lives and in our family’s lives.

  451. Sharon G says:

    Great encouragement for every season of life!

  452. I am having to move my 80-year old mother to a senior living facility due to extreme life changes as a result of excessive worry. I would love to win a copy of this book for myself to help remind me NOT to fall into the same pattern and to share with my mom in hopes of helping make her final years more peaceful years.

  453. Kelli Roe says:

    Worry is something I am so good at. Sometimes I feel like I am the biggest coward in the world
    Thank you for this reminder that God has not given us the spirit of fear. I want to be able to totally trust Him with my children my husband and my whole family’s lives.

  454. Carrie C says:

    This was a great blog post and so relevant. I feel like I am the worst ‘pray-er’ there is, but I try to make them more into a conversation with God and that helps. I have a son who has ADHD and ODD, so life is really challenging right now. But I remind myself that God is in control every day, all day. Thank you for this post and I would love to win the book.

  455. Karen Johnson-Young says:

    This story really touched my heart because I had surgery to remove an ovarian cyst when I was 5 months pregnant and my daughter was born with a minor birth defect. She is now 31 and I still worry about her, and pray for her safety and health. I am saving this quote and will be posting it with Matthew 6:27 where I can see it to remind myself “… I am not, nor have I ever been, in control of my daughter’s health, life or destiny.” Thank you for the encouragement

  456. To God be the glory for the things He has done and going to do! He knows what you need when and you need it! I’m here at the hospital with my husband because he is having a biopsy. We have so much peace because we prayed along with friends, family and our church family. Thank you for confirming what we are believing. Once again…To God be the glory!!!!

  457. Thanks for yr reminder today about worry. im struggling to let my worries go. God is ultimately in control. would love a copy of yr book to assist my journey

  458. Christina says:

    I have 5 children, which the youngest is now 17, so there have been so many times in my life that I worried over many things. God has taught me to give that worry to Him and put all of my kids as well as the fear that arises in His hands. He knows what he is doing! I am hoping that I am able to pass along what I have learned to my kids and their spouses.

  459. KC Armstrong says:

    I am such a worry wart. I would love to have a copy of this book to break the stronghold.

  460. Phyllis Webb says:

    I am a worrier and this touched me this morning. Everyday is anew teaching day for me. I would love a copy of your book. Thank you for a great devotion and one I will keep as a reminder!

  461. Sue Creech says:

    Would love to win a copy of the book.

  462. Thank you for your inspiration this morning. It was a comforting reminder of who is really in control. I would love to read your book!

  463. Delores says:

    PERFECT TIMING!!! I really needed this today. I love my daughter immensely and I know My Jesus is in control. Reassurance helps. Thank you for this encouragement. I sure I speak for many- We never can get enough. ????

  464. Jenny Clough says:

    Would love this book i have a son who is ADHA. He is difficult many days. I feel overwhelmed many days.

  465. THANK YOU SO MUCH! I SO NEEDED THIS REMINDER TO PRAY INSTEAD OF WORRYING. MY YOUNGEST DAUGHTER, WHO WILL BE 20 NEXT MONTH, WILL BE MOVING TO ANOTHER STATE IN AUGUST TO CONTINUE HER EDUCATION. SHE WILL BE LIVING ON HER OWN FOR THE FIRST TIME AND WILL NOT KNOW A SOUL SO YOU CAN IMAGINE ALL THE SCENES I HAVE PLAYED OUT IN MY MIND. I KNOW GOD LOVES HER AND WILL PROTECT HER IN WAYS I AM NOT ABLE. THANK YOU SO MUCH AGAIN FOR THIS DEVOTION. GOD BLESS!

  466. I would love to win a copy of this book.. I feel worrying is one of the toughest things to give to GOD.. I pray daily for HIS strength and knowledge to get me through.. Thank you for writing this today because you saying that there is nothing hat GOD doesn’t already know about helps me a lot.. And I know HE will see me through it..

  467. Kim Marshall says:

    God’s awesomeness never ceases to amaze me. Thank you for sharing your heartfelt experience and how you were able to trust and give it to God. These are definite words of encouragement. Thank you Proverbs 31 Ministries for always sending the right devotion when I need it the most!

  468. I have led the study “Calm my Anxious Heart” at church and think this would be a great companion to that. A lot of young moms join us and worry about things of this nature. Such a huge lesson learning to trust God with the what ifs, if onlys and whys but there is great blessing in His peace.

  469. Robin Conrow says:

    Thank you for this reminder to give God- daily- our inner most doubts and fears. It is only through prayer and talking with him without ceasing that we can have that perfect peace He promises and it is so hard to remember that as moms. As a mom of a child who is adopted with many special needs, I need to remember daily to give his future over to God as I do not know what he will be capable of. With God anything is possible- but realistically sometimes the worry does take over…..

  470. Elizabeth Ramirez says:

    I would love to win a copy of this book!

  471. I’ve been working so hard on this. I need to stop worrying so much & give it to God. I would love this book to use for more guidance.

  472. Joy Baughman says:

    This is definitely a book I need to read!!! I worry about everything! Would love to win it!!!

  473. Michelle Horn says:

    God is in control in all things. I praise HIM for putting the encouragement I need right in front of me when I falter and need it the most. Sending up prayers for all who have responded to today’s topic. God knows your name and needs. May God Bless each of you! Thank you for sharing your post today!

  474. Bethany God says:

    I am continually amazed at how God provides for His children in His perfect timing. I was just pouring my heart out to Him for one of my children, and then I clicked on this devotional. Thank you for the reminder. Would love the chance to win your book, as well!

  475. Our human sides sure do want to control our minds. Trusting God and His peace is the only way not to be defeated.

  476. “Am I doing enough” always seems to linger in my mind. I think I’d truly enjoy reading this book!

  477. Michelle Vasquez says:

    Oh my goodness, I do tend to worry so much about my children. I stop and remind myself that God loves them even more than I do. I admit that I struggle with it, though.

  478. Thank you P31, AGAIN! These devotions are always “just what I need”

  479. Thank you for this timely message…..literally, I was in my car on the way to work crying to God of my worries (the same ones over and over that I try to let go of, but seems to rear their ugly heads when I think Ive been relieved) to sitting at my office desk 30 minutes later to be reminded of these truths of God’s faithfulness. I don’t have children, but my worries about life still seem to be just as strong and frequent.

    I needed this, again today, thank you.

  480. thanks for a great devotion..I am preparing to leave the family for a week for a girls trip and there is worry.. This was perfectly timed as I keep praying for protection. for wisdom and against any attacks Satan might throw at us..

  481. Anita A says:

    This post is exactly what I need this morning! Thank you for opening your heart and life with me to share this precious moment. My son who is 30 is currently getting out of the military and suffering with PTSD. He will be joining his wife and two little boys 5 1/2 and 3 1/2) who have been living with my husband and I for the past three months. He currently doesn’t have a job…but is actively looking for one….so we don’t know how long this living arrangement will continue. I have been worrying about his arrival but this post has brought me back to center to focus on my Lird and Savior and His promise He will never leave me nor forsake me. Thank you from the bottom of my heart for sharing your heart.

  482. I would love to win a copy of this book. Worry has always been one of my biggest problems.

  483. Cindi:
    Thank you for this beautiful testimony of His presence and His Love! As He says, we need the reassurances of your story daily… our daily bread… His Word… testimony of Him. Appreciating you in His kingdom!

  484. I know I could use this book! I am a Mom of 2 girls with type 1 diabetes, and my husband has type 1 diabetes.
    Thank you for sharing this devotional and a chance to win a copy of your book!

  485. I so want to be a worry free mom! I struggle with worry in lots of areas of my life, but more so as a mom than anything else. The worst part is, I KNOW worry is useless!!! Would love to win a copy of this book to help me overcome this senselles habit!

  486. Eva Poekert says:

    Would love to win this book. I am paralyzed by my worry! Would love to overcome this struggle.

  487. Danielle says:

    Thank you, I needed to read this this morning!

  488. I would read this book for me, I worry to much about my children’s life’s,about anything that’s unknown to me.
    I know God can help me and deliver me and I believe this book will help
    Thanks u for sharing your experiences with us.

  489. Tisha Frisbee says:

    I would love to win this book! God Bless!

  490. Lori Zeschke says:

    I would love to be a worry free mom. I needed to see this today and remind me that God is in control.

  491. Karen Lashley says:

    I would love to win a copy of this book. My son is 22 and is special needs. Sometimes I feel so overwhelmed!

  492. This is exactly what I needed to hear today! Thank you!

  493. The Lord can do more for my children when I am not with them than what I can do for them while I am with them……it is a daily reminder of peace on our pathway. We serve an awesome God and are reminded to be a sermon in shoes—know it, show it, live it and give it….. Love

  494. I constantly worry about everything. I worry that something is going to happen to people that are close to me. I’m currently participating in a worrying Bible Study and need so much help with it! Through the study, I found out it is a sin to worry! Oh. My. Goodness!

  495. Becky samson says:

    Another mom-worrier here! Would love a copy of the book.

  496. Aneisa W Lee says:

    Worry … seems to be my middle name on occasion … I need and want to change that!

  497. I needed this so much, I have never been sick and now at 66 I am battling afibs and going in and out of normal sinus. Fear, stress and anxiety have overcome me. Today’s devotional reminded me of the truths I have already practiced in life, when my youngest son, now 36, would end up in intensive care with an asthma attack. Why can we have that faith for others, but not ourselves? Again, thank you for the reminder I needed.

  498. Genia Wayne says:

    Admittedly, worry has captured me. My 21 year old daughter, a junior at Union Univrrsity (a Christian univetsity in Jackson, TN), was diagnosed with occipital neuralgia in early 2014. By the grace of God, we were led to an awesome doctor who performed a successful procedure last summer which greatly reduced her chronic pain. She still has some difficult days, and as hard as I try not to, I worry. My dad was diagnosed with Stage 4 lung cancer in December. To see him struggle these past six months has been an emotional struggle for me. I know these situations haven’t taken God by surprise. I would love to read your book (as we all would ?), for the timely affirmation I so often need that God IS in control and will not forsake us.

  499. Karen Medina says:

    Growing up in a non-traditional home left scars. I now have a family of my own and I worry all the time. How can I raise them to love who they are and respect who others are. I recently came across a search my 12 year old did on how to painlessly commit suicide. My heart dropped. I prayed on how to approach him and the next day the conversation just started so smoothly I know it was God.
    I know I cannot keep my kids (12,9,3) in a bubble. I know influences are out there but I know I must trust in the Lord as strongly as this story tells me to so that I can pass that on to my kids. To trust God. These stories really help. Please keep them coming.

  500. Wow! This truly touched on my fears today. God knows exactly what i need to hear each day. I love the way he reassures me daily!

  501. I struggle with worry and fear! I know that by faith I should give it all to Him in prayer. I would love a copy of this book to help me overcome my chronic worrying.

  502. Meagan Rasmussen says:

    Gods truth is so amazing! If only we would pray as often as we worry! Thanks for the encouragement! God Bless you!

  503. Cindy Warren says:

    I would Love to read the book and share with my mommy friends!

  504. Wow I am amazed and encouraged by all the responses here! It is awesome to see there are so many women commitmented to reading the devotion through this ministry! Thank you for the work that you do and your desire to serve the Lord. May our Lord God bless each and every woman who reads your devotion to fully know God’s love that surpasses understanding and be rooted in His love. I would love a copy of the book to further grow in God’s love and put my childrens’, husband’s, and my life into His hands.

  505. Sometimes I forget to pray or the worries of life can be overwhelming. Thank you for the scripture reminders of His peace when we pray.

    Please enter me in the drawing.

  506. Mariana L says:

    Losing my dad when I was 11 years old left this strange perspective of death stuck in my heart. I fear death might take another loved one from me anytime. I know God is in control of our lives and he has written our lives in the book of life yet I fear the feeling of losing someone I love constantly. Now that I am a mom to a beautiful 6 month old baby girl, this is hunting me even more. I try to remind myself that she is God’s and I’m just here to serve him by raising her, but I’m always worrying about something. This blog really touched me and I almost felt the fear she must have felt at that hospital waiting for her daughter’s procedure to be over. I want to know how to be a worry free mom!

  507. As I find myself assisting to raise my granddaughter, at times, I am in that realm of worry. You see my daughter passed away unexpectedly, going on six years now. Being anxious for nothing is one of my favorite scriptures … truly, it’s always a timely word for me and every time I read or hear anything related to this Word, it encourages my heart to keep on keeping on. Thank you for sharing your story! Winning this book would be a blessing! I’m sure my other daughter would appreciate it too (she having 4 children of her own)! πŸ™‚

  508. Kathy Lawrence says:

    This message really spoke to me when I needed to hear it. I would love to read a copy of the book.

  509. Amy Fogle says:

    Would love to win a copy of this book!

  510. I would like to win a copy of this book. Thanks for the reminder. It touched my heart and cast all worries to God and trust the Lord to take care of my child.

  511. This book sounds like great insight on worry and fear, I would love to read it!

  512. I would love to win this book and learn!!

  513. I would love to read this book. I have struggled with worry my whole life. I worry all the time about my children. Am I raising them right? Are they safe when they are away from me? Am I equipping them spiritualy to handle the world? So on and so on. I often will say if there was a button I could push to turn off the worry I gladly would. I just don’t know how to turn the worry off. It is such an awful way to live. I continue to pray for peace and a worry free life.

  514. Thank you for this post! I needed this today. I feel like God had a reason for me to read this post today. I am a constant worrier and always do the what-ifs. Lately it has been for my health. I keep thinking what-if it’s this or that. Then being the mom of a 3 year old, I get the what ifs with her like what if she’s being bad at daycare or other things. My father recently passed away so it’s made the worries and anxiety worse. This definitely touched on these and would love to read your book so it can help me to overcome the what-ifs and to remember that God is in control.

  515. Oh, how I desperately needed this today! Your words truly spoke to this constantly worrying mom’s heart! Thank you!!

  516. Would love to win a copy of the book

  517. Tara Norton-Loyd says:

    I worry about my children’s salvation. They were both baptized around 12 years old but now that they are 16 & 17 year olds they are both questioning who God is to them. I pray continuously for them to return to trusting God in all things. It took me many years from when I, too, was baptized around 12 years old to return to God and trust Him with my life. My prayer is that their foundation in The Lord will keep them from straying too far off the path.

  518. This is a daily struggle for me. I would love a copy of this book.

  519. This article encouraged me so much. Both of my daughters were diagnosed with the same rare blood disease last year, and my youngest has a more severe case. She went through a bone marrow biopsy last November and although cancer was ruled out at that point, they told me what she has mimics cancer in every way except bone marrow involvement. But apparently that can change on a dime. The anesthesia they used for the test permanently altered her nervous system and she’s no longer the child I gave birth to. I have walked with God for a long time, so I know where my trust and hope is. However, I do still struggle with worry and the “what if’s.” So, thank you for this today. I really needed to read it.

  520. Lori Green says:

    What a great giveaway and an awesome book. Thanks for the chance to win one.

  521. Thank you for your post! I have a 15 year old daughter who is struggling with addiction and fighting to stay clean. I am fighting to release her to God every minute of every day, reminding myself that He is writing her story. Wow, being a Mom is the hardest job in the world!

  522. Thank you for this post. I had twin girls last November. They were 13 weeks early and one was born with a significant birth defect called an omphalocele and is still in critical but stable condition in the NICU while her sister is now home. It’s been a very difficult season with so many things that tempt me to worry. Sometimes I am able to pray and have faith in God and His plans for us and sometimes my fears are bigger than my faith and worry wins. We are 216 days in the NICU and counting…..

  523. Pam Ricklefsen says:

    Love this reminder that God is in control. Thank you!

  524. Lisa Siler says:

    I have a precious friend I would love to give a copy this book. She is so anxious about so many thing concerning her children that she has absolutely no control over. How I pray for her to grow to trust the Lord more.

  525. My daughter is having her fir baby in October. It would be a great gift to her.

  526. Worry is something I struggle with. I would love a copy of your your book.

  527. Mary Ann Hopkins says:

    I have always struggled with worry. Your story really spoke to me. When I place my worry at the foot of the cross I feel a peace that passes all understanding. Your story reminded me that those moments build faith and trust in Jesus. Everyday presents new challenges, but opportunities for faith. I would love to win your book. I think it will help me grow and give me new tools to help grow closer to Christ.

  528. Need!!

  529. Worry free sounds amazing!

  530. Karen Hochhalter says:

    Would love to read this book!!!!!

  531. Kelly Wright says:

    I would love to win a copy of your book. I worry about my son who is in prison and the negative atmosphere surrounding him. I know the call on his life and I also know the influence the atmosphere has had on him. It appears in the natural that his calling is fading away, but I also know God has a plan and purpose and that will destroy the enemy!

  532. So many financial college and job worries. It has been a rough few months of wondering what direction God wants for our lives. Trying to find peace.

  533. Jennifer O'Neil says:

    Our LORD has perfect timing! I’ve been silently praying this prayer all weekend, as well as Cast your cares on Him, for he cares for you. My marriage and finances are a broken mess on the floor, the hot water tank went out last Thurs. $429 for a new one, and now my car is in the shop and I’m waiting to hear if the engine can be repaired! This was truly a boost of His Peace in my upside down life. Please hold my family up in prayer. Thanks!

  534. Courtney says:

    I have been struggling with worry about my health and fear of death, my children having to grow up without their mommy. I wish God would take this fear away.

  535. What a wonderful devotion this morning!! <3

  536. This was the perfect message for me today. I constantly worry about my son’s lack of direction and focus. His addictions and lack of a moral code and conscience flood my thoughts all day long. Thank you for reminding me that the Lord is in control.

  537. CONNIE BOYD says:

    I WOULD LOVE TO WIN A COPY OF THIS BOOK! WORRY CRAWLS INTO MY LIFE WAY TOO MUCH— A LITTLE HELPW WOULD BE NICE!

  538. Shanna Nufrio says:

    I needed this today. I have a few medical scares happening in my family and the wait is making it worse. I know that whatever God has planned he will help us through.

  539. Shara Allen says:

    I would love to win a copy!

  540. Samme Rousopoulos says:

    My daughter forwarded your devotional to me this morning. Thank you for the words of truth and hope. Our 36 yr old son has been diagnosed with cancer. Yesterday we learned that he has lynch syndrome which means, all of our children and grandchildren have a much higher chance having cancer and at a younger age. Those feelings and thoughts are where I am today. I’m trusting in Christ and casting my worries on Him.

  541. Michelle says:

    I worry that I will lose the control to make good choices FOR them. I need to let this go and realize they are not mine to control, but God’s to guide. He is in control, not me and I need to rest in the peace that not being in control is a gift he offers me.

  542. Hi i was very moved bybthis post as i have a 12 year old that had problems soon after birth. I am confident that our God is a healer and eaymaker. Thanks for your positiveness. I hope to win a copy.

  543. Michelle Gaston says:

    Thank you for the encouragement today. This was perfect for me to read today bc I have a doctor’s appointment for some fertility issues. I know that God is in control!!!

    I would love to win on of the free copies of your book.

  544. I’m struggle with worry a lot. Being a planner I try to figure out how to be prepare and how to control the life around me. It got worst after the death of our 3rd son. I know God takes care and he has plans to bring us a hope and a future, but the pain, hardships and grief that come with it is unbearable at times. My worry, now can bring physical consequences to me, such as anxiety and high blood pressure. I trust the path God has for my family and I. I know we can rely on him to get us through anything like he has with the death of our son. I just struggle with the next shoe that is going to drop because as a Christian we know in this life we will have troubles. I know the outcome will always be for the best, but it doesn’t make the junk any easier to go through.

  545. Lord, I struggle daily with worry for my children… you are aware because we have many conversations and I would love to read something that may help me finally give it all over to you and stop grabbing it back into my control instead of trusting YOU !!! Would love to win it !!

  546. Jennifer Vaughan says:

    I would love to win this book and to reminded to not to worry but to pray, which is something I need to be reminded of on a daily basis. I needed this devotion today.

  547. Leigh Givson says:

    I would love to give this book to my girlfriend whose son at age 4 had already undergone 35 + surgeries. She trusts God and some days are better than others, but God knows she needs encouragement.

  548. Having a child with a medical issue can easily start all the what ifs. Ultimately she belongs to Him and is in His hands. Thankfully I have a group of ladies who are faithful to pray and remind me this. His peace is what gets you through.

  549. Tami Cort says:

    This article really spoke to my heart. I have been a chronic worrier since I was a small child. It is a hard habit to break. I have gotten better but I have a long way to go. I have a lot of things going on right now and I find myself giving it to God and letting go….only to pick up the worry again….out of the blue. It is a daily struggle for me. I would love and appreciate winning the book !

  550. Sounds like a great topic for a book!

  551. This is really something I struggle with!

  552. This was a wonderful read, and so timely! I’ve been praying for my 15 yo son who is away at church camp this week, hoping that he will open his hear to the Lord, and feel worthy of the love that our God will provide! Thank you for showing me that He is already there beside my son as he is worshiping and studying the word, and God has a plan! πŸ™‚

  553. Dona Haggerty says:

    I am the mother of 7 grown children. I would have loved this book so many years ago ☺ Now, I would love a copy of your book for my daughter, who has a 2 yr old son and an 8 month old son. Thank you!

  554. Thank you for this encouragement. I recently dealt strongly with anxiety and it takes a lot to overcome! Bu with God anything is possible!

  555. I would love to read and share this book with many of my mom friends. We always throw around Lysa Terkeurst’s comment, you can choose to “worry or worship”. It can be so difficult though.

  556. Hi there! i really liked your courage and faith as you passed through the most difficult times of your life. God has been teaching me something similar too. He has given me peace about a matter i’m still deciding upon. do read my blog: https://gracyscribblings.wordpress.com/2016/06/15/waves-of-change/

  557. I would love a copy! Worrying about my kids is the thing I struggle with the most. Thank you for your encouraging and beautiful words. I really needed this today!

  558. I would love a copy to share with my sis n law. We love our kids but worry far too much and I know that is not pleasing to God. It is so hard though!!! I have four (1,3,5 and 7) and she has two (5 and 7). Thank you!

  559. I really believe that mothers with children of all ages would benefit from reading this book. I’m 27 and working on becoming a mother myself, but my own mom still worries about me constantly! I’d love for her to read this book.

  560. Kim Rink says:

    Thank you for this devotion today. Being a mom is not always easy and it’s hard not too worry. Your words truly encouraged me. It was exactly what I need at just the right time. Thank you for reminding me that NOTHING catches God by surprise and trusting him is ALWAYS the best thing to do.

  561. Melissa Baker says:

    I’d love to win a copy for my husband and I. He is a constant worrier.

  562. I’d love to read this. I don’t know that I’ve ever had a worry-free day in my 56 years!

  563. Gloria Boeringa says:

    Thanks! I needed that reminder that nothing surprises God!

  564. Shelly Anderson says:

    I spend so many moments preoccupied with ‘what-if’ moments, and sadly, there are many times it robs me of the joy of the very thing(s) I fear to lose….or leave behind.

    I know I am not alone, I know that God sees, and I pray that the truth of this fear would be on the lips of every woman of faith who struggles, so that the isolation will end……and we will claim the Victory that is ours by the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus, AND the enemy will be powerless.

  565. I am trying to learn not to worry over my 16 year old son. He has had a hardened heart toward God from hurts and experiences in the past. I am a doer and I always try to do things to “help” him reach out to God more. He has come a long way in the past year or so, but he isn’t where he needs to be. I try not to worry as I “pray through”. But my heart aches so much for him and the “what ifs” can be VERY scary thoughts when you’re talking about your child’s life and salvation. I know God loves him more than I do and he is His child before my own. But it’s a very hard challenge to balance between being his parent, and letting him make his own decisions about his own life/salvation. Please pray for him. His name is Toby.

  566. Susan Shelley says:

    I would love to read this book. I’ve always dealt with anxiety but with God’s help, I’m learning to trust Him daily!

  567. It is such a familiar verse and your personal encounter with the power of that verse was very precious and timely
    to send to my daughter as a reminder of God’s personal love and care in our lives so we can let go and trust HIM.

  568. thank you for sharing these encouraging words about the unconditional LOVE that God has for our children. As a mother of a 25 year old daughter who is very independent and head strong, I am forever worrying about her SAFETY as she travels by car, airplane or just walking her DOG or going to the mall by herself, she does all these things and never sees in danger. I ask God today and everyday to be with her and protect her with every part of her life, for she is my entire LIFE and I am so grateful that I was chosen to be her mother.

  569. Tristina says:

    After having children my level of worry has hit an all time high. I worry when in the car with them that someone may hit us. I worry on the nights they are sick that maybe they will stop breathing durinf the night when I cant hear them. I worry as my daughter is about to enter TK that kids will be mean and her wonderful social and caring spirit will be jaded. So much to worry about but I do know all this is out of my control. I will do my best to pray instead of worry.

  570. Thank you for your timely and encouraging words.

  571. Hmmnn.. Perfect word for the moment… I’m highly encouraged…presently in a situation where I just have to trust God and not worry… His peace that passes all understanding is my utmost prayer.. Thanks for the word..

  572. Mandy Chester says:

    I have a 23 year old son that is fighting heroin addiction. You think these things will never happen to your child. A child that was raised in a Christian home, went to church every time the doors were open, gave his heart to Jesus at the age of seven, had a great career…and now everyday is a battle. He is 8 days clean so our struggle has just begun. I know the harder we fight, the harder Satan is going to fight but our God is stronger! Praying for peace because I know my worry only makes it harder on my son. Can’t wait to read the book!

  573. I would love the book!

  574. Nancy Griggs says:

    Sounds !like an upcoming study for P31 OBS. We have one for wives now. Maybe next summer we need a moms study.

  575. All I can say is, “PRAISE THE LORD!” What a wonderful testimony! Thanks for sharing, Cindi!

  576. Tammy Dobson says:

    Learning to…
    Give My Worries to God!!!!

    Prayers & Smiles!
    Tammy

  577. One word: ENCOURAGING!!!!

  578. Oh, how I need to learn to worry less and pray more. I have been a worrier since childhood. Now, as a mom, it has snowballed.

    I just love this, and need to keep this in my back pocket all the time:
    Matthew 6:27, β€œAnd who of you by being worried can add a single hour to his life?” (NASB)

  579. Nancy Cutter says:

    I would love to win your book for a friend that has Cancer. She is so Worried about her Son and what will happen to him when the Cancer takes her life. I would like her to die knowing that Peace that only God can give her.

  580. This is a God wink I needed so desperately today….we are blessed with a 9 yr old girl. My struggle is real. She has been thru more in her Little life than I wish. I’ve had multiple brain surgeries, strokes, left blind, had cornea transplants, I could go on, but…all in a 4 yr span. So I latch on to her, a lot of guilt….because all my sicknesses robs her of a normal childhood. So I’m a helicopter mom. I hover continously. This bookmaybe a key for me.

  581. Prayer=Peace!!!

  582. I’ve developed serious anxiety after my third child. I constantly worry about them. I needed to read this.

  583. I definitely need to stop worrying and trust God more. As a I have recently become a single Mom, I worry all the time that my youngest son is not going to get the teachings he needs from a father’s prospective….it’s stressing me out mentally and physically !

  584. Would love to read this! This topic is something I am struggling terribly with. I really needed to read this today and pray.
    Thank You!

  585. I need to read this. I know in my heart that God will protect and keep my baby safe. I want to feel that peace all the time!

  586. What a must read for any mom <3

  587. Westy Kessler says:

    I would love to win a copy as well πŸ™‚

  588. Cecilia Espinosa says:

    This is a great opportunity and I know who ever wins will benefit from it very much.

  589. Glenda Keegan says:

    I know the touch and power of God’s hand. My daughter Dawn was teaching at the church’s preschool when she felt the baby stop moving. Doctor told her to go home and lie down on her side for 30 minutes and the call him. Still no movement so to try other side and call. Since there was still no movement- go to the ER! They detected the a heart beat but still no movement. A special kind of sonogram detected the cord around his neck – immediate c-section. Dad was in class at LSU with phone turned off. Baby Keegan born 6 weeks early and just needed his little lungs to catch up! One morning on the way to work I checked in on him, put my hand on his little back to feel his breathing and I felt a touch on my hand! God said, “he is doing well, I’ve got this.” πŸ˜‰ Today, Keegan is 23 years old, 6’7″ and a fine man of God! (oh, and Dad made it out of class to see the “COME TO THE ER, NOW” text and was in the room for the birth of his first son)

  590. Annie Hopkins says:

    We have had very close to that same scare twice with my 5 year old. Both times it came back as cancer. Both times we have gotten through treatment. Both times where terrifying, and more times then not still are. Sometimes it’s hard not to think about the “What if’s” especially when the “What if’s” become the what is. I guess it has made me vividly aware that anything can happen, and anything may happen. But “God is bigger then anything!” Is what I tell my daughter when she asked about the future. It’s hard as parents to have peace about a scary future, thank you for this beautiful reminder of God’s promises.

  591. I am definitely going to check out your book. I find myself whispering Phillipeans 4:6 many times throughout a day or week when the Devil attempts to steal my joy and replace it with worrying about the “what ifs”. We struggled many years to have a child and now that we FINALLY received our miracle child, I think about all that COULD happen. He is a normal daredevil almost 3 year old boy and I do NOT hover over him when he’s playing because I know that accidents can happen, instead my thoughts are on other things like disease or freak car accidents or some horrific situation you might see on the news. I know that the opposite of Faith is Fear and I REALLY do TRY to make the effort, but sometimes it just happens.

  592. Pamela flores says:

    Another book to add to my list. Im always looking to learn new ways on how to continue to grow spiritually. Our Father has shown so much grace and has provided us with blessings at just the right time. We are constantly learning new things the more we turn to Him.

  593. Janelle says:

    So true, and what timing of this post. Just yesterday I was in the ER for something and they did a CT scan. Not only did they give me the expected diagnosis of diverticulitis, but then the Dr. sat down and with a concerned look on his face, told me that they had also found a mass on my uterus. For the next hour or two, it was just me and God. There was nothing I could do to change the situation, so I just had to rest in Him. I was sad, but was okay with it if this was the road He had for me to travel. But, I couldn’t help but be sad for my kids if something were to happen to me. Thankfully, after an ultrasound, it was confirmed that the “mass” was just my ovary sitting in front of the uterus. I was relieved, but thankful for the wake up call to Who is in control.

  594. Tiffany Hickson says:

    I got saved last year but still worry all the time. I’m not good at letting go. I worry about my job, my little girl, my new girl on the way…

  595. Would love to win a copy of your book!

  596. I have struggled with anxiety since having my two little kids and would love to win this book and get some more insight into overcoming this minute-to-minute battle

  597. Tasha May says:

    This struck home with me. In the middle of all the craziness I have going on this was such a sweet reminder that God is in control. I have nothing to worry about. I have stopped taking anxiety medicine and it seems like right when I thought it was the “perfect” time, so much has happened to cause my anxiety to rise but this reminds me to pray instead of worry. So thankful that God uses things like Proverbs 31 Ministries to remind us that we are not alone.

  598. I found out I was pregnant with my first child eight weeks ago! I’m so excited to be a mom, but also have spent so much time praying and trusting God through this process (it’s easy to worry or doubt). I would love to win this book; perfect for what I am about to face!

  599. What a wonderful gift to give to a new mom!

  600. Marie Victoria Maniebo says:

    It’s wonderful how God sends us the right encouragement and message we need with perfect timing. I was just worrying a few minutes ago. For me, worrying comes randomly. Scary thoughts of the future just randomly pop in my head and consume me. I’m a single mother and my job doesn’t pay enough to cover everything we need, so I’m always worried about my baby girl’s future – her education, a safe home, food on the table, her daily needs. This devo message really hit the target. I needed to be reminded that God loves my daughter more than I could ever love her. Thank you.

  601. Suziy Pur says:

    I too, would love your book!!

  602. I can use the book. This Mom, now YaYa needs to know that God sees all what I see and more. My heart just broke to see how busy my daughter is and she is only pregnant with #2. I am sure she will rise to the occasion because God always seems to be there. : ) Thank you for these encouraging words.

  603. thank you for these words! would love to win your book! God bless those who worry and bring calmness to all those in need. amen

  604. Shelley says:

    I worry about everything!!

  605. Erin Galliher says:

    This devotion today really spoke to my heart. I have been struggling with worry for the last couple of years over my teenage son’s poor choices and how they are affecting his future. The stress has taken its toll on my health. Yesterday was a particularly bad day and I prayed last night not only for my son, but also for guidance and peace for myself. This morning when I got up, your devotion was the first thing I saw on my computer. Thank you for the hope you gave me in the reminder that the Lord has a plan and is in control, even when we as parents feel helpless.

  606. It doesn’t matter how old our children are, we are always “mom”, we want to fix it even when it’s out of our control. Our daughter was diagnosed osteogenic sarcoma 17 years ago when she was 24 yrs. old. Last week she underwent a double masectomy & removal of all the lymph nodes on the right side, after being diagnosed with a very aggressive breast cancer and going through chemo treatments. We are waiting on the pathology to find out if she is clear of cancer. She has exhausted any more chemo as she has already had the limit of eight different types. You try not to worry or become fearful and to trust & put your children in God’s hands, knowing he loves them more than you, but it is very difficult at times. Thank you for your encouraging words, God knew it’s what I needed to be reminded of today.

  607. Cynthia Gilbert says:

    Wow, not sure there is a book title that more defines my biggest need right now! (And my kids are even grown!) I have been praying to release my fears and anxieties and find rest in His arms. I know God does not intend me to shoulder these burdens with worry, but with prayer and faith in Him no matter what.

  608. I hope this book will come my way. I’ve been blessed by this devotion today. God bless you for sharing

  609. Anthoni Bennett says:

    I have a daughter in law who is not a follower of Christ who just gave birth to her first child. She worries about all the things new mothers worry about and we have been praying for Godly people to come into her life and bless her. I believe the words the Holy Spirit gave you write would bless her greatly.

  610. I needed to read this today. Thank you for the blessing of this story, and the great reminder of God’s abundant love for us, and peace that only he can offer. I’ve found myself worrying so much more lately, and I’m going to focus on more prayer and less worry! This is a book I definitely need!

  611. Mariann says:

    My faith has grown significantly in the last 10 years because of two major life events: 1. My husband was in a terrible motorcycle accident and the doctor told me that IF he survived he would never regain his memory, never walk, talk, that he would be a vegetable because of his brain damage from the accident. Well, God does perform miracles and my husband was working his job part-time at home again in 6 months and was full time within the year of the accident. 2. I have stopped drinking alcohol. For 9 years I had been trying to stop drinking by going to AA meetings and willpower. Those who know the disease of addiction know that willpower has nothing to do with addiction, it will not keep someone from drinking or using drugs. However, God can help a person stop and it was by His Grace that I am sober today. If I didn’t have God I would have nothing. I have seen God work miracles in my life twice, probably even more if I think back, so I ask myself “Why do I still worry about my kids???” I try not to, I pray, I meditate, but I still worry. Part of my thought process has been that if I trust too much in God, He will test my faith and something bad will happen to one of the kids. Crazy right???? I definitely need to read this book, but winning it would be nice too.

  612. Thank you Cindi for sharing your story. I come from a long line or worriers and I e had a lot of practice working on this- I have a similar story,however it’s not about health, it was financially based. I too was/am a better person for it bc I know KNOW my source is not my job but God! Which takes the pressure off of me!
    I would love to be able to get a copy of your book to help remind me of this! So if you’d like to choose me for one of the books, I would be very grateful!
    Thanks, kim

  613. Good for me to read and I know a few friends that I could hand this book on to! Our God does care for us!

  614. Beautiful story that filled me with tearful emotion. Thanks for the reminder that God is always right beside us and is always in control!

  615. Natalie says:

    Today my 6 year old son was diagnosed with ADHD. Although this may not be a life threatening illness, when the doctor went through the long list of symptoms and risk facors I couldn’t help but break down and cry that my son was going to have a challenging road ahead. As soon as my son and I left the office I looked at him and told him God created him for something great. I am trusting God that he has my sons best interest. I want to be completely free of all worry and trust God completely in this situatation and for everything to come.

  616. Christine says:

    What a beautiful story to remind us of the surrender that we must always strive for when it comes to our children. It is such a hard task. This book sounds like an amazing tool for all of us mothers.

  617. I am always in awe of how God speaks to me through Proverbs 31 devotions. They are always fitting and timely, and truly the voice of God whispering directly to my soul. I would love to read this book.

  618. I would love to win this book!! I “know” God will ALWAYS come thru and His will is so much better than mine, BUT I still worry and stress about how everything is going to work out. I love this devotional!!! Thank you so much for doing it!

  619. Thank you for this devotional today, I’ve really been grateful for stumbling upon the instagrams and then finding these beautiful devos. Just had my second baby 2 weeks ago and my oldest is only 22months, with struggling with anxiety and worry my whole life I have found God has given me so much peace this time around post partum. I would love to read Cindi’s book!

  620. I would love to win a copy of your book! My friend shared today’s devotional with me, i really needed this today! God bless you for your encouragement to other women!

  621. To be worry free…that is my prayer and my desire. It is also my daily struggle. The devotional I just read reinforces all I know to be true and right…God is in control, not me. WHEW!

  622. Mandy Warford says:

    BOY DO I NEED A COPY OF THIS BOOK!!!!

  623. Shana L Geddins says:

    I need this book. I know worrying is bad, and steals peace and joy. But I still worry about my kids, my job,. Please give me a copy to read and share. God bless you.

  624. Rebecca says:

    At the moment i certainly worry about my 4 kids salvation…. This article hit a nerve for me my 3rd child has just had his 3rd bone marrow puncture the specialist can’t figure out exactly what is wrong he just isn’t producing enough marrow or healthy cells… We were already in a place almost 14 years ago where we were at risk of losing our fourth child to a CHD I had an odd peace then by the grace of God she’s still with us. I just have to trust and remain praying that all my kids will find peace and salvation in Jesus.

  625. Wonderful message, would appreciate a copy of the book.

  626. I would love to share this book with my daughter so she will learn to put her
    trust back into God.

  627. I struggle with worry EVERYDAY. I pray & pray & know that God knows my future & is writing my story, but the peace never comes. Turmoil still pulls at my heart. I’d love to win this book.

  628. Very timely post for our family! Just yesterday we were told of a possible genetic syndrome in our family resulting in numerous cancers at a young age. The “what-if” game is no fun and this devotion gave me the perspective we so desperately need to cling to. Thank you for the reminder.

  629. christy says:

    What a beautiful story of God’s Love! How He is in control and how futile worry really is. Thank you.

  630. This story is exactly what I need to read…pretty much every day πŸ™‚ Thank you for sharing!

  631. I would love to receive a copy of this book. Your story came through my daily devotion email. I had fallen off of reading these and I noticed the email at the bottom of my screen. I am so glad I read it. I struggle with worry so much with my three children, and with myself. Thank you for sharing your story.

  632. I woke in the middle of the night in a sweat and couldn’t go back to sleep. I decided to open today’s devotion to read and pray myself to sleep. πŸ™‚ I read the devotion and prayed. Last week I took my 5 year old to the doctor. My husband and I were worried about how easily he was bruising.This afternoon we received a call from the pediatrician’s office that his blood tests have come back abnormal and that his platelets are low.We are now scheduling more tests. But just as my heart was being overcome by worry, the words from this morning’s devotional came right to my mind. God does care for us, and he knows my fears before I even fear them . Thank you for sharing Cindi.

  633. C Hangai says:

    This devotional was so encouraging and inspirational! Thank you!

  634. this devotion was a good reminder that my son’s life and future are in God’s hands and i need not worry. after all if God is for us who can be against us?

  635. “nothing touches my child’s life β€” or mine β€” that hasn’t first passed through Your loving hands.” I really struggle with this statement. I have seen first-hand a child that was sexually abused. I cannot believe that God wanted or approved of that in anyway. I do believe that He can use tragic situations for His good and I have also seen that happen on many occasions. Maybe I am misinterpreting the intent, but to say that abuse, neglect, etc. of children is somehow sanctioned by God is just not something I will ever believe.

  636. Melissa Rolle says:

    I worry most about my children safety with everything that’s going on today. I also worry that they will struggle in life like I have all my life. I pray that they grow up to be successful and have a relationship with God.

  637. A subject that many people need help with and will relate to. Thank you.

  638. Medy Meyer says:

    I worry a lot and this book is perfect for me.

  639. Thank you for this good word of encouragement. I’m a parent of teen daughters and a tween son…all of whom are uniquely different and require different parenting techniques. I’m currently reading on “mindsets” to parent my kids toward “growth mindsets” and learning how to NOT worry as I allow my kids to learn from mistakes and try new things (like driving!!)…God is calling me to pray like never before and trust Him with my kids!

  640. Deborah says:

    Me and my daughter would really enjoy this book.

  641. Jessica Gilbert says:

    Encouraging Story! Would love to win a copy of this book.

  642. Rhonda Niewenhuis says:

    I would appreciate this book! Thank you for the opportunity!

  643. Jessica says:

    I tend to worry about my young children a lot lately. This came at the right time. I’d love to read the book. Thanks for sharing!

  644. Nichole says:

    I needed this reminder. I have a few things that are overloading my stress levels right now. I know that there is always peace and power in prayer, but sometimes it is very easy to settle into worry and feel like we need to control things, when in reality all the control is with God. This book will certainly be a blessing to whomever wins it.

  645. God holds my/our children in the palm of His Loving Hands and is in Control of Everything. His Peace Overcomes Worry. Thank you for the reminder! πŸ™‚

  646. I’ve used the phrase in praying “God, none of this comes as a surprise to You…” My first husband had several years of poor health and God brought him through some amazing times, granting him life. When He called him home, it was a bit of a shock yet…I was able to say “None of this comes as a surprise to You.” Would love to have a copy of your book! Thanks so much!

  647. I am going through a situation right now of feeling scared of what may happen to my loved one and this helped remind me God is control. I would love to win a copy of this book. Thank you for sharing today this message.

  648. I constantly worry about my son. I have been called a helicopter parent and a mother hen. I would love to learn how to give my worries to God to allow my son to be able to navigate his way without my constant hovering.
    Thank you for this post.

  649. Lauren Carter says:

    I would really like to be entered to win a copy of this book. Worrying is something that consumes me everyday, and mixed with anxiety and depression, it becomes overwhelming. I’m a single mother to a sweet little boy, and my number one priority is being the best mom to him that I can be, and being able to instill God’s love and peace within him, while at the same time experiencing that love and peace from God myself. This book would be such a blessing.

  650. I want to win a copy!

  651. Trusting God in the unknown is so hard to do but when we do, we allow God to be God. I would like a copy of the book

  652. Sarah K says:

    This would be a great book for me to read. I am always worrying about something. It’s just my nature. Thanks!

  653. Vicky Tellsworth says:

    I would love to win a copy of this book.

  654. Martina dewey says:

    I tend to worry about the here and now as well as what I ifs that can creep up for events that may be months away. Makes daily life a little difficult from vacations to work. I think this book might help me to release my grip a little. I would surely appreciate the chance to read it. Thanks and God bless!

  655. Kimberly Kicklighter says:

    Thank you. I just recently found out that my youngest son has what the doctor called a soft murmur and informed us that not to worry but me being a single mama of 4 boys, it is hard not to. I would love to read this book.

  656. Vanessa says:

    My worry is that my girls will grow up in a world that does not know Jesus. My husband and I teach them through action and words of the love of God. It scares me to know the world we live in can be Godless. Will I have built my daughters spiritual armor enough so that they know to defend themselves of the ungodly?…

  657. Glenda Pugh says:

    What mamma couldn’t use this book. Thank you for sharing your wonderful words with us and uplifting us God bless you

  658. I would love to have this book for my daughter. She is such a good Mom and tries to follow the principles of the Bible in rearing her daughter. This book will re-affirm her knowledge or add to it.

  659. Thank you for sharing! So encouraging. I look forward to reading the book at some point.

  660. Sara Coburn says:

    Thank you for sharing your thoughts. I look forward to reading your book.

  661. Dominique Lasater says:

    Worry is my constant companion. When things are good, I’m worried about what is about to happen. Fear has become an unwanted part of who I am. I would be greatly blessed by this book.

  662. Cari Neal says:

    As a parent of a child with special needs it is so hard not to worry about what the future holds. Thanks for the reminder!

  663. I have recently had a moment where I had to place my children’s journey in God’s hands to trust that He will guide them faithfully as they are torn between two families and two beliefs.

  664. Lisa Milburn says:

    I would love each to be able to have a copy of this book! I suffer from crippling anxiety and depression and though I thank and praise God daily that this affliction, if that’s what you want to call it, gives me an awesome opportunity to draw even closers to Him, but I would really enjoy some resources to help guide my daily walk.. if anything, prayer would be greatly appreciated above all else…

  665. April Crawford says:

    Such encouraging words for me today. I’d love to win a free copy. Thank you.

  666. Tina Beal says:

    Oh to live a mom life worry free! Thank goodness we have God to remind us to let it go. πŸ™‚ The book would be a great resource!

  667. Thank you for the encouraging words!! Brought much encouragement as a mom of 3 little ones under 4! I would love to win a copy!!

  668. ashley davis says:

    i could really use this book

  669. Just the words I needed on the day that I saw my oldest son off on his first mission trip! He’s always been under the shelter of our supervision but is now 8 hours away to be the hands & feet of Jesus! I rejoice in his willingness to heed the call for this mission trip but then the mom in me begins to worry bc I KNOW how the enemy attacks when we submit to go out & show God’s love! Today I find peace in knowing that I may not be with him but he is in better hands than any I could ever provide!

  670. As a mom of two teenage boys, I find that there is always something I could be worrying about. God is teaching me to look to Him FIRST and to trust Him to watch over my boys.
    I would love to read your book. Thanks for sharing your words and your insight with us.

  671. This article came right on time. I’m CONSTANTLY worry about my children. This article reminded me that I don’t have to if I trust God. He’s got it all under control.

  672. Katrina L says:

    I would love to win a copy!

  673. Kimberly Allen says:

    I would love to have a copy of this book. i tend to worry a lot so this would be helpful.

  674. Jessie P says:

    Wonderful reminder! Would love the book!

  675. This really made sense to me. I “what if” everything. Thank you for the gentle reminder. We all sometimes need them. Today was one of those sometimes.

  676. CC Johnsey says:

    This is something I struggle with. Something that I have prayed to overcome many long nights. I have three young children and God gave them to me. It bugs me that my faith lacks sometimes in thinking He won’t take care of us all. It’s something with the Lords help I’m working on. I’d love to read this book!!!

  677. Praise God for your daughters miraculous recovery! God is good ALL the time! I constantly question my parenting and worry about if what I do today will ruin my children tomorrow! I feel I would greatly benefit from a copy of this book!

  678. As a mom of 3, I would love to have this book…BUT, I feel as if a fellow mom friend of mine may need it more RIGHT NOW! My friend’s 18yo athlete daughter was in a horrific accident a few days ago, and is paralyzed from the waist down (until HE performs a miracle).

  679. Michelle O says:

    Please pick me for this book.

  680. Amanda Grubb says:

    I constantly tell my daughter to trust God and not worry about things. All the while, I am the one worrying and questioning everything. I would love this devotion!

  681. That is truly a blessing your daughter is 23 and enjoying life.I have three children two of them are girls. I want to be a better example of a worry free women. I don’t want them to grow and be anxious and worry I want to set an better example. I would love your book.

  682. Thanks so much for the words I needed to hear today! Have spent a lot of time on my knees the past year, having a teenager who is not making smart choices, and at times that worry factor sets in! Would really like to read your book!!!!

  683. Would love to win this to share with my women’s group!

  684. Kaytren says:

    I’m a first time mommy as of June 11 and would love to win a copy!!!!

  685. Lindsay Shaffer says:

    This sounds like something my friend’s daughter has. I would love to win a copy of this book for her.

  686. I enjoy the reminder that God controls what happens in my life as well as my children. These reminders also remind me that I don’t need to worry as much about the choices my children are making.

  687. Crystal Roach says:

    Would love to hear about more tools!

  688. Christy Bledsoe says:

    I’m a new mom and trying to live stress free.

  689. Amy Greene says:

    I would love to read this book ❀️

  690. Jessica Williams says:

    With 3 boys, I feel the need to pray over worrisome things everyday. I would love this book!

  691. Lesa Valentine says:

    This is a topic that I struggle with a lot. I am a mother of three and a new Grandmother and I would love to learn more about how to handle my fears. I would love a copy of the book. Thanks πŸ™‚

  692. I would love to win a copy! I struggle with worrying. This devotion was awesome & so encouraging.

  693. Grace Crapitto says:

    I would love to win this for my daughter and my daughter-in-law who are raising my six grandchildren. What a wonderful book to learn to put all of your trust in God and learn to completely rely on Him in all of those moments when you feel so afraid and unsure of what can happen.

  694. I know the odds of me winning this book is slim to none, especially considering the number of comments you have to filter through, however, I cannot express how MUCH I need this book. I am a worry-wort by nature and it only increased when I gave birth to twins – one of which was stillborn. I would be honored to be chosen as a recipient. Thank you for your time and consideration. God Bless!

  695. Cara Watson says:

    Been there, done that….still doing that. 3 years ago my then 12 year old son went paralyzed….no reason. No diagnosis. Medical doctors can’t give me any reason for what happened. Lots & lots of tests run & he passed them all. He eventually got better thru lots of prayer. We know God healed him, but I still am a worrier about what ifs. Would love to win a copy. Sounds like I need it! Thank you.

  696. Brooke Laughter says:

    First time mom this November! I would love this book!

  697. So glad to have ran across this today. Certainly an inspiring read and found it encouraging.

  698. Vania F MacCarthy says:

    Thank you for this devotional. I’m a worrier who struggles to give my children fully to God. This was a blessing to read. Many blessings to you!

  699. Amber Romero says:

    This would be amazing, hope to win!

  700. TERESA HEMANN says:

    All moms worry. We worry over E-V-E-R-Y-T-H-I-N-G! After all, raising our children to be responsible, honest, loving people is our biggest and most important job EVER! Would love to win, but blessings to whomever does!

  701. It seems everyday with my son, who has special needs, brings these moments that I can choose to depend on the Lord or worry. Thank you for sharing your story, so encouraging!

  702. I need this book!

  703. Harmony says:

    I so need this!

  704. Melissa says:

    I need this book in my life!!!!

  705. I would love a copy of this book! Worry and me are close friends! πŸ™

  706. Kelly Rae says:

    Such encouraging and beautiful reminders, thank you! I would love to win a copy of the book!

  707. Would be a blessing to win a copy. Going through some hard stuff with my older kids right now. Choosing to continue to trust God! Would be nice to have additional encouragement though… Thanks!

  708. Sara Pletcher says:

    Thank you for this devotional! I work through quite a bit of parenting anxiety in a Celebrate Recovery group through my church. I would love this book but even if I don’t win a copy, I’m still getting it! Thank you again!

  709. Juanita says:

    I could definitely use a copy of this book. Thank you for all of the great devotions.

  710. Would love this!

  711. Christina Ross says:

    Thank you for sharing your story. I was just surrounded last night by Godly women praying over me because of my anxiety and worry. My son goes to his dad’s house for all of July and I’m worried sick for him. His dad is a narcissistic and isolates him away from contact with others, including me, his own mother. I would love a copy of this book. Thank you again and God bless!

  712. Heather says:

    Such a powerful testimony on God’s strength. Would love a copy of thia book!

  713. I could so benefit from a copy of that book!

  714. I’m constantly worrying about the health and safety of my two daughters. I have started praying over them & also praying that I would not be so nervous & worried all of the time. The power of prayer is amazing! I would love a copy of this book!!!

  715. This story is so inspiring! It’s just me and my lo and things aren’t easy right now, yet we trust God will always take care of us!

  716. Brittany says:

    I have always been a worrier! But after I have become a mother it has gotten worse! I don’t want my worrying to rub off on my daughter or affect her faith in God. I’d would love to have a copy of this book to help me to be a better momma!

  717. Sherry Patton says:

    Very good reminder, and timely for me. Love when God does that… Thanks! Blessings tenfold!

  718. Becky Dixon says:

    Thank you. I love this story and it really resonates with me to not even play the what-if game at all. To know that God is with us always!

  719. Danika N says:

    I have six children that I home school and I find myself not sleeping at night due to anxiety and worry. I would live a copy of this book. I’m hopeful it could give me insight to living instead of worrying.

  720. I need more of You, Lord! Pour over me Your wisdom and help me keep Your words in my heart!!

  721. Rachel R. says:

    I think it shows your character how you responded in prayer to Jesus in what could have been such a heartbreaking time. I would be blessed if I won a copy and could learn from you.

  722. Rebecca W. says:

    This comes at a pivotal time for me. My daughter, my only child is turning 16 and the shortness of the time I have left to impart to her as a child is really weighing on me. She has seen so much hypocrisy and contradicting examples from the “Christians” in her life and worry tries to crowd in that my influence has perhaps not been enough.

    Thank you for reinforcing the message the Lord has been trying to get through to me that the safest place I can leave her is in His hands. After all, as much as I love her and want the best for her, it pales in comparison to the love and purpose of her Creator.

  723. Dawn Sheppard says:

    Would love to win a copy of this ❀️

  724. It’s seems there are many people (moms) much more deserving of this giveaway than me, but I can say that I would enjoy reading and learning about ways to lessen my constant worry. I try so hard to stop myself from the constant worry about decisions, finances, etc. It’s so hard! If like to share this book with a friend who is dealing with her husbands cancer. Even if I don’t win a copy, I’d love to purchase one! ?

  725. Brittany says:

    I would love a copy! ?

  726. Jessica says:

    Wow, just…. wow. Our God is so amazing.

  727. Mary Ann says:

    I need this book! This is a daily struggle for me.

  728. Michelle B. says:

    Would love to have a copy.

  729. Cindy C says:

    As a mother of two chronically ill children (ages 5 and 9). I would love to have a copy of this book.

  730. Thanks for the encouragement today!!

  731. Nereida Gonzalez says:

    I’ve had many worries as a mom of three sons all in their 30s now. We Have Been THROUGH The Death Of THEir Father When THEY NEEDED Him Most , Facing jail, addiction, early fatherhood and God was always there to hear my worries and tears

  732. Shannon says:

    This would make a fantastic summer read. I’d love to share it with my prayer group of moms.

  733. Thank you for the giveaway!

  734. How would you have felt that despite your fervant prayers – and those of many others – that your child had an illness that would not get better and would get worse? It is a harder pill to swallow, I believe.

  735. I am still learning to praise
    God first and trust that he has my best interest. He is in control. I’m still a work in progress on worrying but I am moving forward.

  736. Kelly Montavon says:

    This book is exactly what I need right now! My 13 year old son was born with NF1. We discovered he had a brain stem tumor in October 2014 when he had emergency brain surgery for Hydrocephalus. The tumor was stable but recently started to grow. They were wanting to do chemo to shrink it. Thankfully it stopped growing in May! He is doing really well right now but it’s so hard not to worry about losing him! I would love to win a copy of your book. Thank you?.

  737. Latrice Ryan says:

    I hope to win a copy! Either way…I cannot wait to read!

  738. Sarah Chenault says:

    I would love a copy! I have been struggling a lot with the world my girls’ are having to grow up in. I worry that I’m not doing enough to make them women of God.

  739. Megan Hardin says:

    I worry about my three blessing to a point of e Haitians me even sickness. I k ow they are Gods and not mine but fear and anxiety takes over many times. Thank you for the prayer and thank you for the opportunity to win this amazing book

  740. Mickie jones says:

    Thank you! Reading just the small excerpt really riches deep into my heart. I’m the adoptive mother of five kids ages 10,13,15,16,17. Today for the second time in 10 months my oldest son was diagnosed with melanoma skin cancer. I just spent the drive home telling him the importance of not letting worry take control and I get home in my room and I find myself overwhelmed and weeping. As I opened my Facebook and began to scroll this post was right there. So grateful to know God goes before me, trusting God one day at a time!

  741. Jeannie Pruitt says:

    I would love to win a copy!

  742. Ashley Stalion says:

    With a 3 year old and another baby on the way I would LOVE to have this book to read!!

  743. Oh how my husband and I worry about work situations for our son. In the middle of most nights we lie awake doing this. We hold hands while I pray and pray. We just need to let go and put our trust in Him. Would so love to read your book right now. ?

  744. Kathryn Marshall says:

    Looking forward to reading this!

  745. As a first time mom, this is a PERFECT message!! God is in control!! ” Philippians 4:6-7 I’d love a copy!!

  746. Awesome story. it brought a tear to my eyes. Good is good.

  747. Constantly dealing with worry about my children so I would love to win a copy of this book!

  748. My family is dealing with a sick family member right now and I needed to read this. God is in complete control!

  749. This sounds like the advice I need!! Worry is my companion way too often

  750. Debbie Everleigh says:

    Your devotions are always exactly what I need! Thank you so much. I would love to have a copy of the book!

  751. Jenny P says:

    What a timely blog post for the mother of two little ones! I love the part where you wrote that “nothing touches our lives that hasn’t first passed through His loving hands”. Such an awesome way of saying that God is in control. Thank you for sharing! Would love to read your book-a copy I’ve won or purchased! ?

  752. Jenny P says:

    What a timely blog post for the mother of two little ones! I love the part where you wrote that β€œnothing touches our lives that hasn’t first passed through His loving hands”. Such an awesome way of saying that God is in control. Thank you for sharing! Would love to read your book-a copy I’ve won or purchased! ?

  753. I am having my third child on Monday, 6/27 and this time we are to be blessed with a son. I’m both excited and a bit nervous at the prospect of starting over again. (My two daughters are 19 & 17 respectively.) I’d love to win a copy of your book and throughly enjoyed your post. May God bless

  754. Thank you for your post and encouraging words. I worried a lot when my son was first born, mostly about germs and him catching some awful cold or illness. However, my worry shifted in August of last year, when we discovered he is allergic to Peanuts πŸ™ It’s been difficult to try and balance letting him be a toddler and not keeping him in a protective “bubble”. Reading your post has opened my eyes to see that his allergy is not a surprise to God, and that I need to trust Him fully with the life of my son. I need to remember that God will protect him and keep him safe, and that I need to pray more often and worry less. Thank you again. I would love to win a copy of your book.
    God bless you!