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.
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.
those who help themselves, right? Right! Act as if everything depended upon you,
and pray as if everything depended upon God, right? Right again.
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!
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.
does not empty tomorrow if its troubles. It empties today of its
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.
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.
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!
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.
deliver us from fears, worries and useless anxieties. Amen.
By Tim Pedrosa
like a rocking chair. It will give you something to do, but it wonít get you
worry for tomorrow for tomorrow shall take care of itself.
Thank God for what you have; trust Him for what you need.