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Friday, 22 September 2017

These Are The Answers


Who doesn’t worry sometimes? We worry about failing in school or in our work. We worry that we won’t be able to make ends meet financially. We worry about the ones we love. We worry about our future. We worry about what’s going to happen in the world. We worry about so many things.
Most worries come down to one of two things: remorse over past failures and situations gone wrong, and fear over the future. How can we keep such fears from affecting us?
One good answer can be found in a most unexpected place—modern ocean liners. They are 
 constructed in such a way that in case of fire or serious leakage, watertight, fireproof steel doors can be closed to seal off the damaged compartment from the others and contain the problem, so the ship can stay afloat. So it can be in the “ship” of our lives. In order to make the most of today and best prepare for the future, we need to learn to seal ourselves off from worries about yesterday with its mistakes and failures, as well as from needless fears about tomorrow. Otherwise our worries may cause us to sink.
Try to live by the motto, “Do not worry about tomorrow. Each day has enough trouble of its own.” Have you ever noticed that it’s the things that never happen that seem to worry us the most? Like the writer and humourist Mark Twain said toward the end of his life, “I’m an old man, and I’ve had many troubles—most of which never happened!”
One businessman drew up what he called a “worry chart,” where he kept a record of his fears. He discovered that 40% of them were about things that probably would never happen, 30% concerned past decisions that he could not change, 12% had to do with other people’s criticisms of him, and 10% were unfounded worries about his health. He concluded that there were valid reasons for only 8% of his worries.
Worry is like a rocking chair; it gives you something to do, but it never gets you anywhere. You can ask God to help you not worry, because He has promised that all things work together for good to those who love Him. So why worry? You’re in His care.

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