Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Worry Wednesday

Good morning Dear Friends and Prayer Partners! This is the day that the Lord has made and we will rejoice and be glad in it! When I stepped outside early this morning, I could still see some stars shining dimly, and now, the clouds are already gathering with lots of blue sky showing.

Yesterday we had an early rain and the ground seems to be soaked, which makes the grass grow very fast, but I am thankful I don't have to water, now.

We still have not been out much, since Matthew won't put a shirt on because of the sunburn, but I think today he will find that it is much better and he can venture out. He went on the porch and caught a baby lizard yesterday and brought it in the house, but he knew not to let it get away. Life is interesting with a 12 year old! God is good!

From Quiet Moments with God:

Matthew 6:34 NKJV
Do not worry about tomorrow for tomorrow will worry about its own thing. Sufficient for the day is its own trouble.

Many people lose sleep by worrying They lie awake in bed, wondering if they made a right decision the day before-if they did the wrong thing-and what they should do tomorrow.

One woman handles worry creatively.

With so many things to worry about, she decided to set aside one day each week to worry. As worrying situations occurred, she wrote them down and put them in her worry box. Then on Worry Wednesday, she read through each worry. To her amazement, most of the things she had been disturbed about had already been taken care of in some way. Thus, she learned there was seldom a justifiable reason to worry. As the psalmist wrote in Psalm 127:2, it is vain for you to rise up early, to sit up late, to eat the bread of sorrows; for so He gives His beloved sleep.

God's perfect rest is described this way by American poet Ellen M. Huntington Gates:

And let no mournful yesterdays
Disturb thy peaceful heart.
Nor let tomorrow mar thy rest
with dreams of coming ills.
Thy Maker is thy changeless friend,
His love surrounds thee still.
Forget thyself and all the world,
Put out each garish light:
The stars are shining overhead
Sleep sweet! Good night! Good night!

The beginning of anxiety is the end of faith and the beginning of true faith is the end of anxiety.
George Muller

I always give thanks for you, remembering you in my prayers with thanksgiving, joy and love!

Love and hugs,