Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Antidote for Worry: Prayer

Left to my own sinful nature, I tend to be a worrier. I'm one of those people who would worry about not having something to worry about.

Fortunately, the Lord has been showing me that excessive worry is truly a sin. I am so thankful that God is in control of our circumstances, and our world, and I can trust Him to work out everything in my life for His purpose.

I recently came across some statements on worry, and I thought I would pass them along to you.

Worry pulls tomorrow's cloud over today's sunshine.

Worry is the interest paid by those who borrow trouble.

Worry is today's mouse eating tomorrow's cheese.

Real difficulties can be overcome; it's the imaginary ones that are unconquerable.

Of all our troubles, great or small, the greatest are those that don't happen at all.

Wrinkled with care and worry? Get your faith lifted.

Phillipians 4: 6, 7 Do not be anxious for anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. and the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.


Brenda said...

You don't seem like a worrier to me. Yet all of us worry to some extent. These are good reminders. It is good to know that God is in control.

Dee said...

Worry could be my first name...i have been fighting worry the past few weeks... Frank... financial..kid concerns.. some major.. some tiny.. none mine if i give them to the Lord..thanks for the reminder...i need it.

elaine @ peace for the journey said...

One of my favorite verses regarding prayer and peace! I have found them to be one of the best applications I have made in my own spiritual journey. Prayer never fails to bring me God's peace; if not at first, eventually.

Thanks, Donna, for the reminder and for being in my life. I love receiving your thoughts/comments at my blog.