Signed, Worried Wife

I was thinking of writing a letter to my husband for Valentine’s Day. The letter would be lovey and sweet, proclaiming all the things in my heart for him and feeling free enough to shout it out to the world. After all, we have such fun together and our family has blossomed into a beautiful,redemptive work of Christ.

For a few minutes, I’ll just be honest
authentic
real
and RAW.

I love my husband. Treasure him. Adore him.

But he’s going to Africa soon on a mission trip.

For eleven days. (What part about having 7 kids didn’t you understand??!!)

I’m thrilled, really, I am. I can’t wait to see what God wants to do through him and in him and wow, what an opportunity! When the dream of this journey first popped up, I had no hesitations. None.  God is on the throne. Who am I to hinder His plan?

However, it is becoming reality.

And I have some…umm, shall we call them hesitations?

Perhaps, WORRIES??!!

So this list of verses today is for the worried wife.

My husband is the rock of our family.  But praise Jesus, he rests on The Cornerstone, Jesus Christ. And I am trusting Him.

Don’t worry about anything; instead, pray about everything. Tell God what you need, and thank him for all he has done. Phil: 4:6

Offer the sacrifices of righteousness, And put your trust in the LORD. Psalm 4:5

Now to Him who is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that works in us, to Him be glory in the church by Christ Jesus to all generations, forever and ever. Amen. Eph. 3:20 &21

It is good to give thanks to the LORD, And to sing praises to Your name, O Most High;To declare Your lovingkindness in the morning, And Your faithfulness every night. Psalm 92:1&2

I would love it so if my comments were filled with more verses- reminders to me and those worried wives that read this post…that God is on the throne. He makes no mistakes and has a gorgeous plan for our lives. Every single one of us. 

So what verse do you claim when you are….a bit…. worried?

 

 

Comments

  1. Alisha says

    Well, Phil 4:6 is my favorite, so I can’t re-gift it to you after it was already in your post. But I do really like Matthew 6:34 “Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.” It never hurts to also remember Psalm 46:10, “Be still, and know that I am God…” :) Hope those help!

  2. Melinda says

    I almost went into a panic for you! Eleven days!

    Then I remembered these –

    Psalm 119;165 “Great peace have they who love thy law and nothing can make them stumble.”

    “Don’t measure the size of the mountain,talk to the One who made it. Instead of carrying the world on your shoulders, talk to the One who holds the universe on His. Hope is a look away…” Max Lucado from his book Traveling Light

  3. Anna says

    Rachel, your feelings are very understandable given your large family and all the inherent responsibilities while hubby is away. However, since God has called him to this mission, how could He not also give you everything you need to cope with whatever comes up?

    During a particularly tough time in my life, God gave this verse to me and I treasure it because it always calms and comforts me. Now I’d like to share it with you: “You will keep him in perfect peace whose mind is stayed on You, because he trusts in You.” (Isaiah 26:3)

    Blessings,
    Anna

  4. Amy Alves says

    Hey Rachel! Romans 8:37 is hands down my favorite in hard times and in happy times!
    “No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through Him who loved us”. YOU CAN DO IT GIRL! 7 kids and a loving Savior… I went to Guatemala last Summer and was SO blessed to know that my husband was home taking good care of our 3 kids! -Many Blessings, Amy

    • Rachel Wojnarowski says

      Good stuff!! That one might need to go on the frig for awhile. :) Blessings to you Fellow Supermom!

  5. Daphne Tarango says

    Wow… I have several, Rachel.

    Matthew 6:25-26… “Therefore, I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more important than food, and the body more important than clothes? Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they?”

    Isaiah 26:3: “You will keep in perfect peace whose mind is kept on you, because he trusts in You.”

    Psalm 116:7 “Be at rest once more, O my soul, for the Lord has been good to you.”

    And of course, Psalm 121… a wonderful passage of God’s help in time of need.

    Blessings to you, my dear sister.

    From worry to worship!

    Daphne

    • Rachel Wojnarowski says

      I LOVE that “worry to worship” phrase! All these are fantastic. Psalm 121 is in memory for me. Since about 5th grade. ;) Thank you!! Blessings to you, Daphne!!

  6. Melissa Hogan says

    In the craziness, and even more the worries of life, I rely on Psalm 62:1-2:

    My should finds rest in God alone; my salvation comes from Him.
    He alone is my rock and my salvation; He is my fortress, in Him I will never be shaken.

    Favorite. Promises. Ever.

  7. Christine Aichele says

    Hey Rachel. Here is one I hope can help. Jer. 32:17 “Ah Lord God! behold, thou hast made the heaven and the earth by thy great power and stretched out arm, and there is nothing too hard for thee:” God is in control and loves you and Matt very much. I will be praying.

  8. Summer Sisney says

    My heart verse (given to me by God in a moment that paralyzed me with worry) is the first bit of comfort I pull up over my heart in situations like these.

    Isaiah 41:10
    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.

    And then during a very intense moment in Malawi God gave me this:

    Jeremiah 1:7b -8
    …for you must go wherever I send you and say whatever I tell you. And don’t be afraid of the people, for I will be with you and will protect you. I, THE LORD, HAVE SPOKEN!”

    And during every transitional move, HE reminds me of this:

    Psalm 139: 9-10
    If I ride the wings of the morning, if I dwell by the farthest oceans, even there your hand will guide me, and your strength will support me.

    Praying and loving you both through this….Being Willing is a lot easier 5 months out.

    Joy in this moment,
    Summer

  9. Sharon @ Hiking Toward Home says

    Psalm 139:9&10 as noted just above… but I really like how the KJV says it,
    ” If I take the wings of the morning, and dwell in the uttermost parts of the sea;
    Even there shall thy hand lead me, and thy right hand shall hold me.”
    For me, who dwelt “in the uttermost parts of the sea” for 6 years (missionary in southern Philipipnes),
    I am so thankful that where ever I am in the world… his right hand will always hold me.