Saturday, April 9, 2011

Fear Not

If I had my life to live over, I would perhaps have more actual troubles but I'd have fewer imaginary ones.  ~Don Herold
Confession:  I'm a worrier.  I can't tell you how long and how much I have worried over things that never happen and worried about things out of my control.  And now that I'm the "ripe old age" of 60 I think back on how many wonderful days I've wasted worrying instead of enjoying life. I wish I could take them all back. I can't..but I can start today stopping that habit--or at least giving it my best shot.

I'm a woman of faith and The Bible said to cast our fears and worries aside and have faith in God...not to let our fears take over our lives and erase the joy.  Be prayerful, grateful and have faith and do the things daily that bring you closer to Him.

Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. Philippians 4:6-7 (NIV)

For God is not the author of confusion but of peace ...
1 Corinthians 14:33(NIV)

In today's world that can be tough. Pick up a newspaper or turn on the television news and its all about "gloom and doom" and our leaders getting nothing done but bickering--causing us all to suffer the consequences.  What can you do?  Turn off the television. Skip the news and concentrate on the good things in life. The world will turn without you. Have fun and immerse yourself in things you love to do. Sing, dance, garden, paint, read a good book, watch a favorite movie, play with a child, sew, cook--anything that takes you way from the stress.   I promise--and you will have a wonderful day.

Keep the Faith.
I tell you the truth, if you have faith as small as a mustard seed, you can say to this mountain, 'Move from here to there' and it will move. Nothing will be impossible for you.
Matthew 17:20 (NIV)

In God have I put my trust: I will not be afraid what man can do unto me.--Psalm 56:11

Do not anticipate trouble or worry about what may never happen.  Keep in the sunlight.  ~Benjamin Franklin

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