March 23, 2010

When I was a child I remember having warts all over my hands. The doctor said it was a virus that spread over my hands. One day I counted them and to my displeasure I had twenty-eight warts. This is not a pretty picture, especially for a girl! I don’t remember how long it took me to get all of those but they went away rather suddenly.

Many times in life we develop the ugly wart of worry. It can develop and spread over our body and make our body look worn and stressed. The Bible tells us not to worry for anything but to turn our life situations over to the Lord. How many stress lines we could avoid if we were obedient to His Word. I think of my blessed Mother who says, “I go to bed and turn my concerns (warts) over to the Lord.”

The Bible says in Matthew 6:25-27, “Therefore, I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear, is not life more important than clothes? Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they? Who of you by worrying can add a single hour to his life?”

Thank you, Lord, for being there to take away my Worry Warts!

Vicki Mullen
Greenville, SC