Friday, April 19, 2013

What, Me Worry?



For peace of mind, resign as general manager of the universe.  ~Author Unknown

I sometimes think I was born worrying. It is only recently that I find it is bad to worry about things you cannot change. It seems we are not equipped to worry about the future, only to think about the current minute.


“Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.”
Matthew 6

But I know this much:
Because it really is all


“Don’t fret or worry. Instead of worrying, pray. Let petitions and praises shape your worries into prayers, letting God know your concerns. Before you know it, a sense of God’s wholeness, everything coming together for good, will come and settle you down. It’s wonderful what happens when Christ displaces worry at the center of your life.”





27 comments:

Linda said...

A great reminder and much needed post, Ginny. Thank you so much!

SquirrelQueen said...

Considering all that has happened in the past week here in the US your post is perfectly timed Ginny. Thanks for the reminder.

Love your header of Alfred E. Neuman!

babYpose said...

Pray n praise, the positive vibe come along.

Sandra said...

how ever did you find all these, they go perfectly 'together' and I love that verse, if only i could DO It when i need to. and had to smile at the quote, because i am one of those that 'controls'the universe. LOL

The Café Sucré Farine said...

I love everything about this post Ginny because it's all so TRUE! You're speaking to me, or should I say "He's" speaking to me. My husband constantly tells me "a step at a time" when I start to get overwhelmed with life". He's even made up a little tune to go with the Philippians verse, so we can remember it! Thanks for a wonderful reminder, love your photos!

From the Kitchen said...

I know this but it is so hard to practice! Virginia has some of the best license plates in the country!!

Best,
Bonnie

Ann said...

I LOVE this. Those subtle little reminders that He will take care of us if we let Him

Neal said...

Very nice! Have a good weekend.

RoeH said...

Good advice.

Ma said...

Love the pictures with this post.

Donna said...

Yes mam, it is! Love these!
hughugs

Cheryl @ TFD said...

Ginny, how can you be the general manager when I am?? Ha ha! I used to think that I would be seen as uncaring if I wasn't worrying. I know better now, but it's still hard to "let go and let God" sometimes.

Betsy Adams said...

Great post, Ginny. I try my best to give up worrying --but it rears its old ugly head at times...

My Mama was a worrier --and she worried about everything, mostly things she couldn't do anything about.. I vowed not to be like her, but worrying does get in me at times...

I'll try to STOP the worrying, with God's help.
Hugs,
Betsy

Annie said...

Dovetails right into what I am thinking today. Feeling better because we have all been reminded that we are the best.

Tamago said...

Oh it is so true! I should stop worrying about things I can't change! I tend to forget that...thank you for the great post!

Chatty Crone said...

You know Ginny - sometimes worry takes over me and I don't even realize for awhile that I am worrying! sandie

Karin said...

Loved catching up on all your more recent posts! Beautiful photos of the sunset!! Enjoyed my visit again and just needed to get away - even if only in my mind! Thanks!

photowannabe said...

That's one of my favorite scriptures. Thanks for the examples and the terrific licenses you shared.

LC said...

Yes, yes, yes. It took a long period of struggle and spiritual growth to successfully me to abandon worrywart mode for any length of time. Those verses were instrumental.

Thanks for including the anonymous quote. It made me laugh and will now be a wonderful reminder, a sly little dig when I backslide into attempts to take over the general manager spot!

Have a great week, dear, encouraging, inspiring friend.

Anni said...

That last plate says it all!!!

I used to worry 'bout every little thing too, but have learned to 'go with the flow' and change the things I can and live with the things I can't change.

Glad you enjoyed the bird photos posted this weekend.

Shug said...

Really neat license plates. Oh my Ginny...with the happenings this past week...we sure need to be reminded that we have no need to worry. After all....I have read the back of the book and I know who wins!! Take care.
shug

wildlifewatcher said...

Hi Ginny, It's a fact! Our Lord has it covered. Have a wonderful coming week!

Joanne said...

I LOVE this post Ginny! I...like you am a big worrier. I am trying to stop worrying so much because It can literally make you sick. I am trying to remind myself that God is in Charge always.
Blessings, Joanne

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

I know where you are coming from. I am a fellow worrier. My husband? He never worries about anything.

Filip and Kristel said...

Difficult Ginny, we worry too much, about lots of things we can not influence enough.

Greetings,
Filip

George said...

You've found some marvelous signs here. The messages are great.

Dee said...

Good finds with the plate's... when I started working on my worry...it felt odd and I felt guilty not worrying...but now I feel a peace and reassurance where worry once was.