Tuesday, January 6, 2009

A Good Reminder

I received this encouragement today.....a great reminder of truth...just what I need.

"No one has to remind you of the high cost of anxiety. Worry divides the mind. The biblical word for worry (merimnao) is a compound of two Greek words, merizo (to divide) and nous (the mind). Anxiety splits our energy between today’s priorities and tomorrow’s problems. Part of our mind in on the now; the rest is on the not yet. The result is half-minded living. … Anxiety is an expensive habit. Of course, it might be worth the cost if it worked. But it doesn’t. … Worry has never brightened a day, solved a problem, or cured a disease. … Sadly, worrying is one job you can’t farm out, but you can overcome it. There is no better place to begin than “beside the still waters,” where the Shepherd leads."

From Traveling Light by Max Lucado

Philippians 4:6

"...do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God."

Matthew 6:34

“Therefore do not be anxious about tomorrow, for tomorrow will be anxious for itself. Sufficient for the day is its own trouble."


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