Worry is such a bother! Maybe that’s too clearly stating the obvious for the beginning of a post, but I will say it anyway.
I know certain amounts of stress or ‘worry’ are valuable physiologically because they help us react in important or dangerous situations and motivate us in others. Too much worry, though, is counterproductive. Usually I come down in a healthy spot between these two places, but I still question the future and other unknowns more than I should.
Farming and harvest can do that to you — even with all the goodness they bring –but sometimes I even worry about silly things like the mess in my laundry room and the stains I still need to scrub out of the basement sink or the carpet.
When I pray I know deeply that God wants me to trust and follow instead of cling to my worries. He will take care of our farm and our family, and He might even have other things in His plan that I can’t even imagine yet.
I’m human and I will continue to make mistakes my entire life, so maybe I should take a small comfort in those imperfections? I can’t worry about everything turning out ‘perfect and right’ according to my plan because it won’t, but I can feel secure that the larger plan is better.
This post isn’t meant to be melancholy, just honest. I haven’t written a lot this fall, so it seems fitting to end by showing you some of the goodness and beauty I can and should be focusing on this season.