I’m a professional worrywart. I try not to, but it seems to be my second nature.
I especially worry about hurting people’s feelings. Sometimes questions gnaw at my heart into the night. Did I say something I shouldn’t have? Did I not say something I should have? Did I word that right so that they understood what I meant?
Anyway, you get the point. I even worry about anyone who reads these blogs. I don’t know most of you, but I worry, because I know each one of you is a live person with needs.
This morning I was going to post about something else, but I got side-swiped by spam comments. As I went through them, some didn’t make sense at all, and some didn’t relate to the topic. Those I could easily discern. Other comments, most of them kind, had one word in it that looked like it was intentionally misspelled. In my search for how to handle this situation, I was advised this can be a spammer’s tactic, so I deleted them all.
Now I worry… I hope I didn’t inadvertently skip over anyone who had good intentions. I hope no one who sees their comment is not approved will feel bad and think they are overlooked. Not my intention at all! So if you are one of those people, I do appreciate your kind compliments and I’m grateful if a post has helped you. If you have trouble commenting again, you can always email me.
There was another unusual post that asked something like, “So if someone admitted to a crime at one of these posts, could the police come after them?” The web address of this person was so unusual, so I deleted that one also, but now it gnaws at me. But I know I need to let it go. All I can do is pray for that person who may be in some trouble.
We all have committed crimes against God, but God has sent His only begotten Son to pay the price for us. Each one of us is redeemable through Jesus!
Speaking of Jesus… You worries that storm my mind and crash my confidence and peace… Stop! I will reach out to Jesus and lay you at His feet. “Cast all your anxiety on Him, because He cares for you.” (I Peter 5:7)
What helps to keep you from worrying about situations out of your control?