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Motivational Quote - Worrying does not empty tomorrow of its troubles…. it empties today of its strength.

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Legend has it there’s a study out there that says 90% of what we worry about never comes to pass. Whether that study is real or not, it’s most likely that this statistic holds in your life. How much of our lives do we miss because we’re agonizing over what might happen down the road? How often do we fail to act – even if it’s the right thing to do – because we fear any number of possible consequences? Fretting over the future doesn’t solve any of those impending problems. It only paralyzes your actions of the present. It stresses you out, makes you mentally and physically tired, and saps all the fun out of what could have been another great day. Next time you start to worry about what might happen, think of this: You can prepare, but you cannot predict. So do what you can, and forget what you cannot.

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MARITIMER3 2/1/2016 10:16:13 AM
Love it! I always told my kids not to "borrow trouble". In other words, don't worry too much about what might happen, because most of it won't happen. Deal with the problem if/when it arises.
PAINT-THE-WORLD 7/11/2014 10:25:53 PM
Same with guilt!
BORNAGAIN1980 7/10/2014 11:30:50 AM
Very Encouraging. Worrying accomplishes Nothing. I don't know if that study about the 90% of things we worry about never coming to pass is accurate but it sure rings true to me. The best way for me to not worry is to turn to the Lord and His Word. Phil 4:8 tells us what to think about instead of worrying, it has helped me a lot over the yrs
SYDOVE 7/31/2013 2:03:33 PM
True and helps to remember God says he is the "I am" its the present we just should deal with we don't have tomorrow yet .Corrie was a great example of a person trusting God daily .
RUNNINGINOR 7/30/2013 12:37:42 PM
I really, really love this quote. Perfect timing to read during some family stress, thank you!
CAT-IN-CJ 7/29/2013 5:13:28 PM
I really need that. For some reason, recently I have been plagued by fear. In some cases nearly paralized. That is SOOO not like me.
MARIJO150 7/28/2013 7:55:52 AM
What an excellent quote.
VICKIEROKS1 7/27/2013 9:24:43 PM
Luke 12:25
Who of you by worrying can add a single hour to your life?
CORKYCORAL 7/27/2013 8:22:27 AM
in our LordGod,s HolyWord it says Be anxios for nothing worring changes nothing
GRACE2BEME 9/30/2012 10:41:16 PM
Corrie Ten Boom said and did so many inspirational things! She is a woman who led by example...
SKDUFORD 9/29/2012 8:34:18 AM
Corrie Ten Boom is one of my heroes. She went through SO much suffering and yet, found the ability to trust God.
KLDAVIS55 7/27/2012 7:57:18 PM
I really liked this, thank you for sharing it. I will pass it on to my family and friends.
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