My little worry wart

worry“Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.” Matthew 6:34

My daughter is a worrier. She worries about things that are so far in the future that it blows my mind. She is six and is already worried about and stressing and dreading her 11 year old shots. She often talks about not wanting to have a child because it will hurt. She has already told me that she will adopt children so that she does not have to go through the pain. If only she could understand that adoption comes with its own kinds of pain.

She worries about others (which is good), but she worries even when there is nothing to be worried about. She plays what if’s out in her mind and asks me questions about what if this happens what will we do?  It seems to me that she is in a constant state of worry. This is not new for her, she has always been like this.

I am trying to teach her not to worry. I am trying to teach her that God has everything in his control and his desire is for us to not live in a world of “what if’s” but to live with his peace. I know it is easy to get caught up in the “what ifs’ in our future, but my prayer for my daughter is that she will learn to take one day at a time living life to the fullest and  living out what God has called her to do.


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