Sunday Reflection: Worry

"Worry does not empty tomorrow of its sorrow; it empties today of its strength.
~Corrie Ten Boom



Therefore I tell you, stop being worried or anxious (perpetually uneasy, distracted) about your life, as to what you will eat or what you will drink; nor about your body, as to what you will wear. Is life not more than food, and the body more than clothing? Look at the birds of the air; they neither sow [seed] nor reap [the harvest] nor gather [the crops] into barns, and yet your heavenly Father keeps feeding them. Are you not worth much more than they? And who of you by worrying can add one hour to [the length of] his life? Matthew 6:25-27 (AMP)

Worry is when we are in a place of anxiety, where we dwell with current problems and those we imagine can occur. Then worry feeds fear. When we worry about future problems that have not occurred, we waste today. We can't normally fight problems that haven't occurred, but if there is something that looms in our future, a potential monster of a problem, we can be proactive and do something that might lessen its probability.  Giving God our worries (real or imagined) and  believing he is bigger than any problem requires faith building but is rewarding and frees our minds and souls for a better life.

"Do not be anxious or worried about anything, but in everything [every circumstance and situation] by prayer and petition with thanksgiving, continue to make your [specific] requests known to God. And the peace of God [that peace which reassures the heart, that peace] which transcends all understanding, [that peace which] stands guard over your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus [is yours]." Philippians 4:6-7

May God bless you and keep you!

Teresa 

Comments

  1. Well said, my friend. Worrying (while it seems natural for us) is not good for us. Hope you have a great week.

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  2. That quote is right on the money. If I knew where my worry button was I would disconnect it. Permanently. Mind you, looking at birds is something which helps me. Their calm and beauty is heartbalm.

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  3. Good reminder for a worrier! Like Elephant's Child, I'm a birdwatcher and find the same comfort.

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  4. Corrie Ten Boom was one of my early heroines. She had plenty of reasons to worry, so this quote is truly inspiring. Thanks for sharing some of my most favorite and comforting Bible verses!

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