It seemed like it took a half hour for Ellie to get through security at the airport on Saturday. She had a bunch of change in her book bag. You know how it is working with the TSA. As we walked out of the airport, I remember thinking, here we go! Part of me trusts the Lord for everything that will go on during the next twelve days of the St. Petersburg, Russia English Camp. At same time, the list of things that could happen grows every time I consider the possibilities. So even though it’s Ellie’s third project, I find myself at the same crossroads. Do I put on the shoes of readiness from Eph. 6:15 as a part of the Armor of God and experience the gospel of peace, or do I choose the path of anxiety?
The New Testament definition for anxiety means to be “double- minded.” I realize from this point until Ellie returns is out of my control. Parents often face this situation. I also realize worrying will not make a difference and will only ruin my day, so I need to decide to give this to God, flee the temptation (1 Cor. 10:13), and trust the Lord (Prov. 3:5-6). The only way I can do this is to pray and ask the Lord to fill me with the power of the Holy Spirit to believe in Him.
Lord, thank you for your Word, and the power to experience victory over worry. If you relate to being double-minded or dealing with anxiety, click on “Why Worry?”.