I know I worry too much.
I worry about it. About that.
Anything I can think about is a source for concern and worry. Each thought is pulled into the mix where I attempt to find its place in the grand scheme of things then worry about its future.
Worry comes naturally. After all, isn’t that the purpose of the mind to anticipate future scenarios so as to steer the present into the best of all outcomes?
Perhaps there is a place for that on one level, but when taken to every level it becomes a monster run amuck.
Certainly worry finds its way into my writing. Anyone can see that if they read through these pages.
Yet we are told, no commanded not to worry! Now, how do we pull that off?
I’m not sure. Like many things I’m supposed to do I’m not very good at it.
Somehow I don’t think it’s as easy or simplistic as we think it should be. Yet I’m sure it is easier than we make it. What do I mean?
Hmmm, let me try to explain this.
First off we fail in our efforts to not worry when we think about it. Because thinking about not worrying can itself be a form of worry! We fail at the outset!
Yet there are times when I suddenly realize I’ve gone a bit of time without worry! By no effort of my own! Partly because of no effort of my own.
These unplanned, spontaneous bits of time without worry cause me to wonder. Where did they come from? Not from inside me certainly. Therefore they are the result of something outside and beyond me.
When we receive something we are incapable of providing ourselves that is called a gift.
The state of no-worry, peace, is a gift from the One who overcame the worry of the world when He defeated the source of that worry.
He is waiting for you and I to accept that free gift of Peace that is available to all who will accept His free gift of Salvation.
Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you.
I do not give to you as the world gives.
Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.
Therefore do not worry about tomorrow,
for tomorrow will worry about itself.
Each day has enough trouble of its own.