Is Worry worming it’s way into your mind?
Do you worry a little or a lot…Why do some people worry about everything and others not. How do you let go of what I call the Worry
Several weeks ago I received unnerving news from my doctor that something had been found on my mammogram. I was out of town on business when I received the news…news that no woman wants to hear….of my close friends only two of us out of seven that have not had to fight the battle of cancer.
The definition….Worry is thoughts and images of a negative nature in which mental attempts are made to avoid anticipated potential threats. That sounds pretty accurate…certainly for me!
Over the years I have faced many stressful and challenging moments…one thing I have learned is that WORRY doesn’t accomplish anything, but every time a new challenge presents itself in my life…for a moment I am like many and the WORRY WORM wiggles it’s way into my mind….totally unsettling who I am and what I believe.
The big question….How do you get rid of that WORRY WORM…because I think it can do more harm than the challenging event? People face their challenges in different ways…exercising, drinking, shopping, eating, crying….some face them head on.
As I began to gather my thoughts….make my arrangements…and quiet my soul…scriptures came to my mind….”Do not be afraid. Stand firm and you will see deliverance…Exodus 14:13, Trust in the Lord with all your heart…Proverbs 3:5, Do not let your hearts be troubled. Trust in God…John 14:1…Cast all your cares on God for he cares for you….I Peter 5:7. My faith always comes to the rescue…it reminds me that someone bigger than I am is in charge of my life…He is sufficient to get me from point A to point B whatever the outcome may be….how do I know this….He says so and I have watched woman of faith walk the walk….my close friends.
I began to focus on work, on family and amazingly the weekend went by…I resolved that whatever the outcome I would face it head on…with my friends and family…good news….spot was benign! Life goes on….the WORRY WORM is gone! God is faithful.
Cast your cares on Him….worrying isn’t worth it!