What is a worrier? A worrier is a person who has lots of fears, insecurities, apprehensions in life and all that. But basically, a worrier is one who forgets who he is and who God is in his life. A worrier is simply one who lacks trust in God. Here are some words of wisdom from the minds of some experts about worry.

Don't cry over the past, it's gone. Don't stress about the future, it hasn't arrived. Live in the present and mark it beautiful.

In his desire to be in control of everything and of everyone (including himself), a worrier forgets that there are accumulation, accommodation and even deception so that he can hold on and control. Not wanting to "lose his grip,"  heíll hold on to anything or to anyone instead  of holding on to God.

God helps those who help themselves, right? Right! Act as if everything depended upon you, and pray as if everything depended upon God, right? Right again.

So whatís the problem? The problem is that, we adults tend to exaggerate more the action part, "just in case." And we proudly call that being mature, being grown-up and being practical, "just in case."  We look down on people who are so trusting, and see them as naÔve, strange, or even stupid, like children. An adult surely can not be careless! But God is not asking us to be careless when we trust as adults. All He is asking us is that, we care less, because He cares for us!

Someone said that 92 percent of what we worry about never really happens and the 8 percent usually is manageable, and that which happens was bound to happen. It was not within our control from the very start.

Instead of worrying about it, why donít you entrust what is bound to happen to God who has a reason, a plan (a good one) for anything that will happen? Donít forget there is a bigger plan than your personal plans. Thatís why it is called a master plan. It is your Masterís plan. Some people have everything planned up: financial plan, health plan, vacation plan, retirement plan, memorial plan; but forget their Masterís plan in this life and in the life to come.

Worrying does not empty tomorrow if its troubles. It empties today of its strength.-Mary Engelbreit

Most of our worries, whether real or imagined, stem from fear. The antidote to fear is not worry but trust. Donít forget what someone proclaimed some 2,000 years ago about the birds in the air, and the flowers that bloom and His Father who takes care of them. How much more will He take care of us His daughters and sons. Fear is useless. What is needed is trust.

For those who are worried and keep worrying about their health, remember, none of us will leave this world alive! So, stop worrying! The more you worry about it, the more your health deteriorates.

A certain writer used to worry about his Sunday column. From Monday on, he would start agonizing already about what to write, what to say, etc., etc. Later, He decided to start worrying from Friday only. In other words, he had learned how to deal and cope with worry. Change of outlook is a big difference. But more than outlook, itís the up look that really works!

Youíre not happy? Maybe it is because you worry. So, donít worry, be happy! Remember the song? Sing it. Donít worry if youíre out of tune. Just sing, sing your song as if no one is watching.

Lord, deliver us from fears, worries and useless anxieties. Amen.

By Tim Pedrosa


 

Worry is like a rocking chair. It will give you something to do, but it wonít get you anywhere. Don't worry for tomorrow for tomorrow shall take care of itself. Thank God for what you have; trust Him for what you need.


 

Tim