A curious thing about worry

Ben Reed —  November 17, 2011 — 5 Comments

photo credit: Creation Swap User James Cronin

Worry is a curious thing.

We think we can buy our way out of it.

We think we can think our way out of it.

We think we can outlast it.

We think we can out will-power it.

We think we can beat it.

But in the end, it will beat you.

In the end, it will destroy you.

In the end, it won’t give up.

In the end, it will dominate every area of your life.

In the end, it will leave you afraid.

In the end, you’ll be its slave.

Worry withers under the burden of Hope.

And if God cares so wonderfully for wildflowers that are here today and thrown into the fire tomorrow, he will certainly care for you. Why do you have so little faith? – Jesus (Matthew 6:30)

* Photo credit: Creation Swap user James Cronin

 

 

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Ben Reed

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Christ follower, husband, father, writer, pastor of small groups at Long Hollow Baptist Church. Communications director for the Small Group Network.
  • http://www.arnyslight.wordpress.com Arnyslight

    Amen…

  • http://compellingparade.com Ryan Tate

    Thanks for the reminder, one which stirs up hope in me.

  • http://www.jasonvana.com Jason Vana

    “In the end, you’ll be its slave.”

    Powerful truth. Worry demands everything from us (sleep, thoughts, peace, etc) and gives us nothing in return. Great post, Ben.

  • http://www.4thandgoals.com Jeff Williams

    Totally true, well said Ben!

  • http://thomasmarkzuniga.com TMZ

    “Worry withers under the burden of Hope.”I’m pretty sure it was your blog that I commented about writing the word “hope” on my wrist as a constant reminder to keep hope alive.Thank you for this vital reminder. Need it big-time right now.