Friday, 28 November 2014

The worms of worry.


It happens to all of us I suppose.

You’re going through life quite happy with your lot, not a care in the world, perhaps even looking forward to something nice you had planned for yourself, or some event or other which would have cheered you up and then … suddenly … all change …

You see the news on TV and something depressing is announced in that robotic monotone voice which those newscasters are born with … or trained to perfection.

It could be something about the economy … or the rate of inflation … or something terrible that’s happened somewhere or other in the world … whatever it is – it’s bad news.

You could open a newspaper or switch on the radio … and it’s bad news.

You receive a letter or phone a friend … and it’s bad news.

Suddenly … your happiness and short-lived cheerfulness is wiped away and the worms of worry start burrowing in your brain.

Worry … worry … worry … what if this happened to me … what if I couldn’t cope any longer … what if … what if … what if … worry … worry … worry.

Jesus said to his disciples, “And so I tell you not to worry about the food you need to stay alive or about the clothes you need for your body. Life is much more important than food, and the body much more important than clothes. Look at the crows: they don’t sow seeds or gather the harvest; they don’t have store rooms or barns; God feeds them. You are worth so much more than birds! Can any of you live a bit longer by worrying about it?” Luke 12: 22-25

10 comments:

  1. A constant battle of trust and taking myself off the throne. I have delusions of being in control!
    Blessings, Victor!

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    1. To trust completely is to dare to lose control ... to God.

      May He bless you and protect you always, Lulu.

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  2. Trusting that He knows best...Hard to do Victor, we of little faith... I will be away through the rest of the year and will check back in the New year what has happened in your corner of blogland.
    Blessings Friend and a Happy Christmas,

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    1. All we need is just a little trust, Noelle. He'll do the rest.

      May you have a wonderful Christmas and Blessed New Year. I look forward to your return here.

      God bless you and your family.

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  3. "You are worth so much more than birds!"

    Victor #1, we wouldn't be so worried about those worms if Good Old Dad would have made US (usual sinners) like "Worms" as much as the birds do... WOULD WE NOW?...lol

    God Bless

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  4. Hi Victor, I tend to worry about things out of my control. Not that I can change the outcome, I think I worry that people wont connect to Christ in time, wont understand the meaning of family, have regrets. My faith is strong, I think it is just a Mom thing.

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    1. Hello Kim. Thank you for visiting me here.

      Worrying is natural. God created us and He knows that worrying is in our very make-up. The trick is not to worry too much and, as best we can, through gritted teeth even, trust in God.

      When we worry about a particular member of the family, or a friend, the best thing to do is to "hand over" that person to God. Just pray: "God I worry because ... and I hand that person to Your care".

      God bless.

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  5. Ironically this passage popped in my head this week, as I was (what else?) reading about the state of the world. It is one of the more comforting passages in the Bible if you ask me.

    Thank you for reminding us, and God Bless you.

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    1. Thank you Michael. We do sometimes worry too much, don't we?

      God bless you and your family.

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