God never wants us to worry! He put himself in control for a reason. Because we can’t handle even an ounce of what he does. I used to think that I could handle everything but that caused me to constantly worry. Hearing about the threats for New York and what happened to Paris sent a lot of worry and fear in me. We are going to New York on Thursday for a week and we are going to be traveling around Europe for 2 months in March and knowing all these bad things happened made me scared to go anywhere. After some wise words from a couple people I realized that I had nothing to worry about. I can’t be sure that nothing is going to ever happen to me and my family but I can be sure that God is on my side. Not traveling would have meant that fear won and it would continue to hold me back if I let it. There can’t be fear where faith is so I have to have faith in God. And when I have full faith in him my fear and worry will be gone. Isaiah 41:10 says “So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.” Just reading this gave my mind so much peace! Why was I worrying about all the things that can go wrong when I have a God who is standing by my side and always looking out for me! I can’t have my eye on Avery 24 hours a day. I have to eventually sleep and trust that God does a way better job watching out for Avery than I could. He wants to take the worry off of me and I need to let him. This isn’t very easy because I’m still trying to figure out what it looks like to give all my worries to God but I have taken a step in the right direction by digging deeper in my bible. Reading what the bible says about fear and worry really shows me I have nothing I need to worry about. I can’t stop things that are going to happen so worrying about them doesn’t do me any good. I want to teach Avery what it means to give it all to God and I want her not to worry. This experience has actually brought me a lot closer to God and he has helped me learn things that I know will be important to tell Avery. We don’t need to worry because worry doesn’t come from God!