Today when stress and worry come knocking at your door, send Jesus to answer it.
She is 78 years old. Though not actually related to me through bloodlines, she is truly family. I have called her “Auntie Lorna” for as long as I can remember.
Auntie Lorna has had more than her share of challenges in life, yet her visits never fail to bring laughter into the room.
Recently we visited on a Saturday afternoon. As we peeled vegetables and puttered in the kitchen preparing a meal together, Auntie Lorna shared her life. Unknowingly she also shared a great nugget of wisdom.
She told me about the cares that flood her heart. And then she said it, the nugget of wisdom that is so worth passing on.
She had hung up from a phone call that brought great concern to her heart and now she needed to leave the house to get to her responsibilities of the day. She felt overwhelmed. She wasn’t sure how she could go with dry eyes today. Worry and stress were at the door of her heart. She said, “I told the Lord, “I can’t handle this right now”, and so I just sent Jesus to the door”. She went on, “Though I might cry all the way over to nursing home (where she gives her time regularly), Jesus answered the door and took the worry and I was able to go in with a smile.”
“Send Jesus to the door”. What a beautiful, simple, perfect picture of wisdom.
Today when stress and worry come knocking at your door, send Jesus to answer it. It’s not always easy, but it is simple. Let Him deal with it. Receive His love and strength and go do what needs to be done.
1 Peter 5:7 tells us to “Cast all your cares on Him, for He cares for you”.
Take that burden that overwhelms you today and cast it into His open arms. Send him to answer the worry and stress as they knock at your heart door. He is able.
“And God is able to make all grace abound to you, so that in all things at all times, having all that you need, you will abound in every good work.”
2 Corinthians 9:8
Thank you Lord, for Auntie Lorna and for her nugget of wisdom. Thank you for those You put in our lives to share light on our pathway. Today I ask that You would answer the door of my heart when worry and stress bang to enter. Thank you for the promise of Your care. Thank you that You are able to give me all that I need today to walk where You have called me to walk. Help me to do what is in front of me right now and grant me peace. I pray this in Jesus’ name and with a thankful heart, amen.
By Gail Rodgers
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