Wednesday, September 20, 2006

Daily Thoughts - No Worries

Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. (Philippians 4:6)

So there’s a problem with worry – it didn’t solve anything and made matters worse, yet we still worry. It’s easy to say don’t worry – it’s harder not to worry. So here’s a recipe for No Worry Soup:

o Take Worry
o Put into pot
o Add requests to God – i.e. please can you do something about this worry
o Pour in lots of reasons to be thankful
o Let worries melt into the thankfulness mix
o Add salt
o Stir until it’s tasty
o Hand to God
o Leave it

Just a suggestion.

The scripture outlines how to actively deal with the worry in the light of God – if there’s anything that you would worry about turn it into a request to God to deal with it. Also thanksgiving helps with the perspective on what could worry us. Acknowledging Someone greater than us who’s able to give a better view of what worries us is a good reason for us to be thankful and thus not worry. As one great philosopher said – it’s not the problem that’s the problem, it’s how we deal with the problem that causes the problem. Dealing with it through worry makes it worse, but dealing with it through thanksgiving – however difficult – will at least allow our hearts to be at peace in the situation.

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