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The Waste of Worry.


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Thursday, December 20, 2012



Worrying . . . I come from a long line of worriers. I worried about work, family, friends, health issues . . . the list is practically endless. I am convinced that worrying & stress are large contributors to cancer. I don't want any more worry in my life.

I still get concerned about things from time to time, but I'm hoping that my days of "worrying" are over.



I know it's easier said than done & it takes a lot of practice not to worry about things. I had to make a conscious effort to not worry.

When I was a kid, I was in the children's choir at church. One of the songs we used to sing had the following lyrics:

Why worry, when you can pray?
Trust Jesus, Heíll be your stay.
Donít be a doubting Thomas,
Rest fully on His promise,
Why worry, worry, worry, worry when you can pray?

~ John W. Peterson ~

Truly, instead of worrying, I pray & leave the situation in God's hands. And, as my mom & dad's neighbor is so fond of saying: "It is what it is." ~ Frankie ~

If we're honest with ourselves, we can probably even say:



Matthew 6:25-34 (NLT):
25 ďThat is why I tell you not to worry about everyday lifeówhether you have enough food and drink, or enough clothes to wear. Isnít life more than food, and your body more than clothing? 26 Look at the birds. They donít plant or harvest or store food in barns, for your heavenly Father feeds them. And arenít you far more valuable to him than they are? 27 Can all your worries add a single moment to your life? 28 ďAnd why worry about your clothing? Look at the lilies of the field and how they grow. They donít work or make their clothing, 29 yet Solomon in all his glory was not dressed as beautifully as they are. 30 And if God cares so wonderfully for wildflowers that are here today and thrown into the fire tomorrow, he will certainly care for you. Why do you have so little faith? 31 ďSo donít worry about these things, saying, ĎWhat will we eat? What will we drink? What will we wear?í 32 These things dominate the thoughts of unbelievers, but your heavenly Father already knows all your needs. 33 Seek the Kingdom of God above all else, and live righteously, and he will give you everything you need. 34 ďSo donít worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will bring its own worries. Todayís trouble is enough for today.

Challenge today: Don't worry. emoticon

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CATNCAG 9/14/2013 9:30AM

    Wonderful blog & advise!

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WHITEANGEL4 1/14/2013 11:43PM

    As you know most of the things we worry about never happen. God does take care of things

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MISSB8604 1/5/2013 9:53PM

    I read the verses to my mother just now and it was JUST what we both needed to hear. Thank you so much and I wish you the very best.

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EMILYDOODLE 1/3/2013 3:18PM

  Great blog!

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METAMORPHUS11 1/2/2013 8:33AM

    awesome blog!


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PCASEY7 12/29/2012 1:58PM

    Great blog as I'm also a worrywart! I agree it's hard to kick the habit but it accomplishes nothing to worry and it usually doesn't happen.

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GMOSES01 12/28/2012 10:27AM

  You are s-o-o right! Your blog post is an inspiration and a reminder to us that our AWESOME GOD wants us to trust HIM, and not on our own limited understandings about life. Thank you.

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KATIELYNN1122 12/27/2012 11:25PM

    You're so right! The positive outlook is inspiring :)

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KAVI_GOT_THIS 12/27/2012 9:00PM

    I agree, everyday is a new day and fresh start to focus on the positives and blessings.

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MARYJEANSL 12/27/2012 12:28PM

  Well said! I also tend to worry too much.

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CM_GARDNER78 12/26/2012 11:55PM

    What can you gain by worry? Nothing! Great blog!

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FIRECOM 12/24/2012 12:45PM

    I often tell my wife that she worries about not having anything to worry about. She just smiles and worries about why I would say such a thing.

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PORTIAWILLIS 12/23/2012 8:16PM

    Thank you so much. I have read those verses over and over but not today and today I really needed them. I have spent the day worrying about things I can't change. Thanks again.

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KATHIC2 12/23/2012 10:25AM

  Beautifully said!

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LINWASH23 12/23/2012 10:01AM

    Thanks, just what I need today.

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REGSHAR 12/23/2012 9:56AM

    ISN'T THAT THE TRUTH!
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BRENDA_G50 12/23/2012 3:30AM

    Sounds like the song "Don't Worry, Be Happy"...I loved that song emoticon

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DALID414 12/23/2012 1:33AM

    Love it!

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PENOWOK 12/22/2012 12:35PM

    Excellent advice!! Nice Scripture quotes! I try to do the same!

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NEWCHINELO 12/21/2012 11:28PM

    Be happy!

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JAMER123 12/21/2012 10:23PM

    I enjoyed your blog. Thanks for sharing!!

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ROCKYCPA 12/21/2012 9:28PM

    Thanks for sharing!

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HEARTS116 12/21/2012 9:09PM

    Great reminder!
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PEGGYO 12/21/2012 9:01PM

    thanks

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LIVELYGIRL2 12/21/2012 8:14PM

  it's a good reminder. It's hard to live in this messed up world, and not get distracted with that.

We are to pract.....ice looking at the positive

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JIBBIE49 12/21/2012 7:25PM

    emoticon Happy Holidays emoticon

I've never been a person who worries about anything, since my mother was always a worrier and I hated that about her growning up.

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MUSHCAT 12/21/2012 7:12PM

    I have been a chronic worrier for years, and have written several blogs on the subject. I keep trying to reform myself, but so far have failed. Today your message, and in particular the scripture, has encouraged me to renew my faith and give it all to God.
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BONIFIANT 12/21/2012 6:13PM

    Great words. Thanks for the bold Scriptural reference and emphasis on the correct solution for worry - complete trust and confidence in the provision of Almighty and personal God. emoticon

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ONLYTEMPORARY 12/21/2012 4:32PM

    Challenge accepted!

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MOMMY445 12/21/2012 1:47PM

    challenge accepted! merry christmas!

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  Great Advice!!!!! emoticon

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KARRENLYNN 12/21/2012 12:53PM

    Thanks for the reminder. Have a great holiday,

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ANDIG8 12/21/2012 12:29PM

    Corrie Ten Boom is one of the people I will seek out in Heaven so I can tell her what a beautiful person she is. Thanks for the quote!

I'll add my favorite quote about worry... "Worry is like a rocking chair. It doesn't get you anywhere and only makes you feel better until your fanny falls asleep."

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FARIS71 12/21/2012 10:05AM

    That's a tall order. And a good one.

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LYNNWILK2 12/21/2012 9:20AM

    well said, very inspirational reminder! Be Happy :)

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WALLINMW 12/21/2012 9:19AM

  Keep on keeping on!

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NEWMOM20121 12/21/2012 8:34AM

    Great blog

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