When my children were young I divorced my husband. Although I knew it was the right decision, I soon was scaring myself to death thinking about things that might happen to the children in the future if I could not juggle home, work, finances, and all the responsibilities of parenting. I had to talk to myself saying that if I did not stop worrying I would end up like my mother making myself physically ill. That would not be good for the children or me.
Some time later I read a Scripture verse (Matthew 6:34) which says, "Therefore, do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own." That verse resonated with me, and I realized I was worrying about things that might never happen (and they never did).
In the past several years my family and I have experienced some challenges:
- Three years of unemployment for one member,
- A collapsed lung for another,
- A pulmonary embolism and lung cancer for me.