Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Why Worry

I am by nature a worrier, it is the one thing I constantly have to work on. I have a little devotional that I read everyday and yesterday's topic was "why worry". Here's part of what it said "Can all your worries add a single moment to your life? Of course not!"(Matt. 6:27) It alters nothing. Worry changes nothing. You don't add one day to your life or one bit of life to your day by worrying. Your anxiety earns you heartburn(which I know alot about :-), nothing more......

First I came across this painting and verse which if you cannot see it, it says, "I will lie down and sleep in peace because You alone, O Lord, make me dwell in safety". Psalm 4:8 I love this, both the painting and the verse..........

And then I came across something that Max Lucado wrote in the back of one of his books which he wrote about himself but I think we could each put our own names in this. I hope you don't mind me using this Max. :-) This is what he said but I am putting my own blessings in place of his.

Joan has a blessed calling:
Mike calls her sweetie.
Melissa, Jimmy, Christina and Jamiel(my son in law) call her Mom.
Maddie, Cameron and Sydney call her Gommy(grandma).
And God calls her His.
Not bad, huh?

I will remember this when I start to worry again.....................


Cathy said...


Justabeachkat said...

I am a worrier too! Big time. George says if I don't have anything to worry about, then I worry that I've missed something. The sad thing is that he's telling the truth. Thanks for this post. I'm copying this and keeping it handy.


Kat has a blessed calling:
George calls her Babe
Bree, Eric, George and Kim call her Mom
Zac, Kristin, Elizabeth, Dalton, Carson, Karrigan, Landon, Kaley Grace and Sydney Anne call her MeMe
And God calls her His

I love it! Thanks again Joan!

Jeanette said...

That's wonderful! I will try to remember that when I am worring more than the usual! I find that as I get older I worry more!

Maria said...

What a wonderful reminder! Thanks, Joan. Would you mind sharing the name of your devotional? I am planning to buy myself a new one and am looking for ideas.

Have a wonderful worry-free day!

Donna said...

SO TRUE!!!!! Lovely...Happy day sweetie!hughugs

Brenda said...

I worry too, and even worry when I forget to worry. It's a vicious cycle. I even make up things to worry about.

Wonderful words Miz Joan.

Donna said...

I am a member of the worry wart club too, LOL! Love that picture and saying. The picture is by Andrew Wyeth and I got to see it at the Brandywine River Museum in Chadds Ford, PA. You would LOVE that place! (See the nearby Longwood Garden too, haha.)

Thank you for a beautiful post!

photowannabe said...

I am blessed to know I am His also.
A great reminder for everysingle day.

Sally said...

Wonderful post, Joan. Thank you; these are things we should all try to remember. Bless you.