To The Girl Who Always Worries 

I know that times are hard and stressful and you feel like it is you against the whole world. I know it feels like nothing is going your way and you want to do is go hide and lock yourself in your room and never come out. I know you are always worrying about the future and what could possibly go wrong again. I know you are worried about getting things done and how in the world you are going to make the time to do it again. Trust me, I know and you are never alone.
To the girl who always worries, I hope you know that everything will be OK in the end. I know there are times when you feel stuck, and that is okay. It is OK to not have everything figured out yet, because I promise you, you will figure it out, It is okay to be buried in your thoughts surrounded by your anxiety. You probably feel like you have to apologize, so please don’t. It is okay to feel the way you feel. You are not perfect; but you are human. People may not understand why you feel the way you feel and if they really cared about you than they would make a huge effort to understand. Make sure you are surrounded with people who are willing to walk with you through times of trouble and stay away from the ones who could honestly care less.

To the girl who always worries, I know you worry about what other people think about you. I know that you try to change yourself into the person other people want you to be. I hope you come to the realization that it is okay to be yourself. You should never have to get the approval of another person for you to fit in. You don’t have to fit in to be happy; all you have to do is be you. Your true friends will like you just the way you are. Please don’t ever let a person change who you are. You are perfect just the way you are and nobody has the right to change that.

To the girl who always worries, I have a surprise for you. None of this will matter in the future. That test you failed? It won’t matter when you first start your career in ten years. You humiliated yourself in front of the whole school? They won’t remember that in five years. In twenty years, nothing will matter anymore. Who cares if you wore designer clothing or carried a really expensive purse. Who cares if you bombed that final mid term exam and have to repeat the class over again, at least you tried your hardest. Who cares?I most certainly don’t. Nobody will remember it. Everything is temporary just like this world we live in.

To the girl who always worries, I know I said it once I will say it again. Everything will be okay in the end. Take a breath and reflect on all of the good things that have happened in your life.
I want you to start giving every single worry to God, because He will take care of you. God even tells us to in Philippians 4:6-7 “Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. 7 And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.” He also tells us this in 1 Peter 5:7 “Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you.” You should never be afraid to give him your worries because you are His daughter and He loves you and will take care of you. I promise you that you will feel so much better knowing that you have such an almighty God who will take care of you.

Matthew 6:27 tells us, “Can all your worries add a single moment to your life?” Jesus tells us we have nothing to worry about. We will not benefit from anything, and in the end we are worrying for nothing. God is control, not us. I know it is hard to trust Him, and you would prefer you take control of your life, but I promise you that His plan is better than yours will ever be. In Jeremiah 29:11, God tells us “For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” He already has your whole life planned for you and it’s an amazing one. Let him be in control.

To the girl who always worries, the last thing I have to say is I hope you know that you are loved by so many people and loved even more by an Almighty God. I hope you know that you are a hard worker and are admired by so many people, even when you do not believe it. Remember that as long as you try your hardest and continue to do your best, than that is all that matters. I am proud of you no matter what.
Hannah Elizabeth

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