The Lord has helped me be stronger in the battle against worrying in the past 5-10 years. But, I have to be very careful to not fall back into familiar habits -- habits that solidified & became the norm in my life by constantly repeating them! I have to challenge myself to be vigilant against worry!
This morning, I saw a post by Ann Voskamp that reminded me once again that worry (*or whatever name we choose to call it... fretting, contemplating, planning, understanding something, preparing ourselves for what might happen, etc. and sometimes even PRAYING FERVENTLY??) does not add ONE GOOD THING to my life. It's hard for me to choose just one quote from what Ann writes. It's nearly impossible, to be quite honest. Today I chose the one above in the picture and paired it with a scripture that I have memorized & repeated to myself so many, many times!
"Worry is merely the illusion of taking action -- when prayer really is." ~ Ann Voskamp
"Give all your worries and cares to God, for he cares about you." 1 Peter 5:7 NLTSome other great quotes from that post:
- When you let the weight of worries at the center of your life be displaced by Christ, your life takes wing.
- Worry is what leaves your wheels spinning. It's prayer that puts your life into drive.
- Christ at the center of your life displaces gravity -- Worries lose all weight.
What are YOUR names for WORRY? Feel free to make a comment or contact me privately.
Linking with Ann Voskamp - A Holy Experience today...