Isn't it strange...
Thursday, May 29, 2008
... how when you learn a new word or concept you then see that word many times in the subsequent days?
I was sitting at work today and was thinking about worry and I came up with a blog entry about it. I then logged on to my computer just now and one of my Spark emails for today was the one on worry. I then read a post to a thread that I subscribe to and the poster was talking about letting go of worry and fear and trusting in God. I guess I'm meant to talk about this then!
I've read many quotes from various sources on the subject of worry. The one I saw today on SP was:
"Worry does not empty tomorrow of its sorrow. It empties today of its strength." Corrie Ten Boom
This makes sense to me. I understand it completely. Why, then, more frequently than I would like, do I end up worrying about something that robs me of my sense of equilibrium, my feeling of inner peace? I'm almost forty years old and have experienced many, many times a sense of almost paralyzing fear, consuming anxiety, overwhelming worry over a situation that, without exception, turns out well in the end. The end is not always the one I expect, or even the one I thought I desired, but it is resolved satisfactorily nonetheless.
I wonder how to remember those resolutions in future. To remind myself that things *do* have a way of working out. To let go the sense of control I often like to believe I possess.
To submit myself completely to God's will in my life.