It ain’t worth it. It’s overrated. Worry is a very popular sport, but it’s never really been beneficial to anybody, anywhere, EVER! In fact…
…the exact opposite is true. It has been medically proven to contribute to many physical ailments. It puts the potential of discovering creative solutions to the problems we face in a cruel, unrepentant, dank, dark torture chamber. And, on top of it all, it holds faith captive, and deafens the voice of God, within.
The Bible actually addresses the subject of worry (and it’s marauding family of masqueraders) repeatedly. By the way…I called them a family of masqueraders because the imps pass themselves off as common sense, rationality, and many other good sounding attributes.
A better solution: Make your mind stuff itself on a buffet of God’s words regarding worry, fretting, and the like.
- Matthew 6:25-34
- Philippians 4:6
Here’s a quote I’d like to share with you from a book called, “The Noticer” by Andy Andrews that I believe you’ll think on for a long time:
“Take a deep breath. If you can breathe you are still alive.
If you are alive, then you are still here.
If you are still here, then you have not completed
what you were put here on earth to do.
If you have not completed what you were put here on earth to do,
that means your very purpose has not yet been fulfilled.
If your very purpose has not yet been fulfilled,
Then the most important part of your life has not yet been lived.
If the most important part of your life has not yet been lived…
If the most important part of your life is yet ahead of you,
Then during the worst times, you can be assured that there is yet
more laughter ahead, more success to yet look forward to, more
children to teach and help, more friends to touch and influence.
Why worry when you can wait on the Lord and renew your strength. Why worry when you can be like King David of the Old Testament (at one of the worst points of his life) and spend your time encouraging yourself in the Lord your God.
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