Speaking of: "Don’t worry"

August 6, 2010 — Leave a comment

Worry is like a rocking chair. It gives you something to do, but doesn’t get you anywhere.

Anonymous

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Fear and worry are not mere emotions; they are expressions of what we hold dear. They reveal the loyalties of our hearts. If we know Christ and have affirmed our allegiance to Him, worry is a sign that we are trying to have it both ways….

Ed Welch

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It is one thing to say “Don’t worry,” but a very different thing to have such a disposition that you find yourself able not to worry. It sounds so easy to talk about “resting in the Lord” and “waiting patiently for Him” until the nest is upset – until we live, as so many are doing, in tumult and anguish, is it possible then to rest in the Lord?

If this “don’t” does not work there, it will work nowhere. This “don’t” must work in days of perplexity as well as in days of peace, or it never will work…Resting in the Lord does not depend on external circumstances at all, but on your relationship to God Himself.

Oswald Chambers

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Worry is an old man with bended head carrying a load of feathers which he thinks are lead.

Corrie Ten Boom

This Week’s Special

Praise the LORD, O my soul,
and forget not all His benefits-
who forgives all your sins
and heals all your diseases,
who redeems your life from the pit
and crowns you with love and compassion,
who satisfies your desires with good things
so that your youth is renewed like the eagle’s.

Psalm 103:2-5

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