Whether we want to admit it or not, most of us worry about something. We might define it as momentary angst or nervous jitters or the whole gamut of uninvited thoughts that simply do everything possible to steal our peace. Even if we tackle the worries, face them straight on, and remind ourselves that it doesn’t really do much good, for some reason when the worry soldiers start to march through our complex thought currents, they get a stronghold before we even knew they had advanced on our minds. Today, let’s shoot back. Let’s demystify them.

Since worry is mostly blowing smoke in our eyes, we can change the way we see things. A ninety year old man was asked to what he attributed his longevity. “I reckon,” he said, with a twinkle in his eye, “It’s because most nights I went to bed and slept when I should have sat up and worried.”

Stop the worry. Let’s walk through the day and leave the worries behind. It is said that Martin Luther was walking through the woods and addressed the birds. He said, “Good morning, theologians! You wake up and sing. But I, old fool, know less than you and worry over everything, instead of simply trusting in the heavenly Father’s care.”

Today, let’s move the worry troops out of our brains, and sing like the birds. The Heavenly Father has us totally under His care. We can repeat the verse from 1st Peter 5:7 which says, “Give all your worries and cares to God, for he cares about what happens to you.”

Between us, let’s exchange the worries for prayers. I’ll pray for you…and you pray for me. Our time will be much better spent!

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