Worry, worry, worry. Some days I feel like the Mad Hatter rushing around with my head full of all the things I need to do. As the publication date for my novel approaches, I’ve been feeling a fair bit of anxiety. I worry whether anyone will read the book; I worry about marketing tactics and book and blog tours; I worry about following this novel with another one that’s even better. And on and on.
Yesterday, the Lord reminded me to REST in Him. If this book is truly to glorify Him, then I needn’t worry about all of these things; instead, I should leave all worries at His feet. He alone knows who needs to read this book, and He will get it into their hands. Resting in Him is about putting aside my own selfish desires and allowing the Lord to work. Often times, my fear stands in the way of God’s blessings in my life.
Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. –Matthew 11:28