I used to be the world’s best/worst worrier. It is true that if I hadn’t something to worry about I would worry that I had nothing to worry about because that must mean there’s something to worry about that I was overlooking.
That changed the day I turned my life over to God. Really.
Now I’m not out today to preach to you or at you, but I’m telling you the truth. I’m not saying I never worry anymore, but it takes more effort to worry now. He brought inner peace into my life. He is, after all, the Prince of Peace.
I found some good quotes that have something to do with worry, and give good food for thought on how to let it go.
Wayne Dyer (1940) self-help author, speaker
“The more I give myself permission to live in the moment and enjoy it without feeling guilty . . . the better I feel about the quality of my work.”
François Fenelon (1652-1715) French archbishop, theologian, writer
“You really don’t even own the present moment, for even this belongs to God.”
“Above all, live in the present moment and God will give you all the grace you need.”
“Worrying is carrying tomorrow’s load with today’s strength – carrying two days at once. It is moving into tomorrow ahead of time. Worrying doesn’t empty tomorrow of its sorrow, it empties today of its strength.”
― Corrie Ten Boom
“How can a person deal with anxiety? You might try what one fellow did. He worried so much that he decided to hire someone to do his worrying for him. He found a man who agreed to be his hired worrier for a salary of $200,000 per year. After the man accepted the job, his first question to his boss was, “Where are you going to get $200,000 per year?” To which the man responded, “That’s your worry.”
― Max Lucado
“Drag your thoughts away
from your troubles…
by the ears, by the heels,
or any other way you can manage it.”
― Mark Twain
“Worry is a misuse of the imagination.”
Wow! Good stuff, huh? What I’ve found since our car accident a week ago is that anxiety can take over when you’re not paying attention. You can feed it or accept God’s peace. I prefer His peace.
Do you battle worry? How do you let it go?
Thanks for reading, and … Creative Musings! 🙂