Thursday, January 16, 2014

52 Weeks: Week 3...and Thoughts on Worry

The 52 Project:  a portrait series once a week of my children in 2014.
So I remember all of these sentiments.

This week we spent a lot of time outside.
Riding motorcycles, flying RC airplanes.
It was also 1 year.
One whole year has passed and we have had to adjust our lives without my Dad.
Without Papa.
We celebrated his life that day and his entrance into eternal life!

We went to Mass together and then out to a pancake breakfast.
My Dad loved pancakes!
Will flew his plane. My Dad was an avid RC plane enthusiast :).

 We watched him fly on that beautiful, warm, and sunny January day.
I thought about how much I have worried this past year....and wished my worries could just fly away like the little plane.
Worried about how my kids would adjust to a death, how they would be affected.
Worried about my Mom, my siblings.
Worried about my hubby, money, the day to day rigors of life.
Worried about the past.

And I have been thinking about this worry.
If I have belief in a God who controls everything, why do I not walk unhurried and unworried?

Worry is the complete opposite of peace and tranquility.
Ann Voskamp writes, "Worry is belief gone wrong. Because you don't believe that God will get it right.
Peace is belief that exhales.
Because you believe that God's provision is air."

God WILL get it right.
He does every time.
He has plans for you and I... and if we seek that kind of trust and peace, you can really HEAR what He is calling out.

That is my prayer this week.
To have a belief that exhales...

Worries tossed to the air on wings that take them elsewhere because my God has provisions.

Hope you are having a day that breathes of peace.



connie said...

Julia, I too worry.. but I have to agree with Ann and try to put my worries there.. I love how you celebrated your dad.. and oh the photos are priceless..

Amy at love made my home said...

It looks and sounds as though you remembered your Dad in a lovely way Julia. So sorry to know that he is not with you any more. I think that we all worry from time to time in life, that is probably quite natural. I hope though that your worries pass and that you can put them behind you. xx

Kaitlin@Homemaker Design said...

Umm, wow- this was very powerful to where I am right now!! I swear He is speaking right to me, though this - I have been almost swimming in worry these past few weeks - and you put to words so much of what I have been feeling and what I SHOULD be actually feeling! Thank you - I will meditate on this - and I'm also passing it along to a friend!

A year...oh the sounds like you did well to celebrate and remember your Dad! ♥ I sympathise with you, praying for continual strength and peace!

Gumbo Lily said...

I'll bet your dad was smiling down on you all that day.

His eye is on the sparrow, and I know He's watching over me (and you).


Erin said...

Ithis is exactly what I needed to hear today. Thank you for writing things that are encouraging and postive. I love reading your blog :)

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