caring ≠ worrying

So, one thing I have noticed through the years is that I care deeply about lots of people.

I’ve pin-pointed that the main way lots of us show our care to others is through the act of worrying. We figure that we care about them, love them, want the best for them, and we think that worrying is a valid solution to filling that void.

I’m gonna be blunt – but that’s where we’re full of donkey dung!
Us worrying about our loved ones does not help them,
and it certainly doesn’t help us either.

If we honestly care about them, we will pray for them.

Sounds almost too easy, but hear me out:

We cannot be with the people we care about 100% of the time. It is not realistically possible to be with them every waking hour of every day and every sleep each night.

We cannot physically be there, but prayer is the thing that closes the separating gap between us. Having trust that the Holy Spirit is with them at all times, so we need not to struggle in our failed attempt to play His role in their story.

God uses us as chosen instruments to aid in people’s walks during certain seasons of their journey, BUT God also used and will use others as chosen instruments when the seasons change (Acts 9:15). Turn that worry around! Through the journey show your care through actively praying along the way.

Caring does not equal worrying.

If you truly care about them, you will pray for them and pray with them; pointing them towards Christ through all the seasons.

Philippians 4:6-7 // (6) Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. (7) And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. (NIV)
Philippians 4:16 // (16) For even when I was in Thessalonica, you sent me aid more than once when I was in need. (NIV)
Psalm 56:3 // When I am afraid, I put my trust in you. (NIV)


Danie G.


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