Worrying

Worry does not empty tomorrow of its sorrow. It empties today of its strength.”- Corrie Ten Boom

One of my favorite sayings as well is, “worrying is praying to yourself.”

When we view life’s challenges it’s a natural reaction many times, to worry; worrying about outcomes, our well being, another’s well being, is this or that going or not going to happen. This concept ought to, by it’s very reality of existence, show us that we are not omniscient. Omniscience means, “knowing everything”.

It, of course is impossible for us to know everything. Think of how many things we do not know on any given day. How many outcomes we cannot determine, how many heartbeats we will have, or will not have, how many breaths we will take, what will happen in any number of situations. We simply do not know.

We may make some predictions, assumptions, projections, and best guesses, but we will never be able to know everything. Another of my sayings is, “The more I ‘know’, the less I know. The more I am around and experiencing life, I see how much of a universe that I simply do not know the answers to. I complete the thought with this saying; “I don’t know anything, so I am a candidate for everything.” That is, as long as I remain in that position of knowing that I do not know.

Back to the point of this post. Not knowing can in many cases cause us to worry. One way to begin to eliminate worry, is engaging faith. Why? Faith connects you to God. God is omniscient… He does know everything, even if that doesn’t make sense to us. Yet another of my favorite sayings is, “God will remain God, whether I like it or not.” He is who He is and knows what He knows. So when I do not know something and I worry, I can release my worry to Him and find peace. Peace is the result of releasing worry. As the title story above says, “Worry does not take away tomorrow’s troubles. It takes away today’s peace.”

I like peace.

BH

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