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Faith vs. Worry – June 28 Inspiration

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Faith vs. Worry. How many times have you, or someone you know, made the comment that it’s your “job” to worry? Actually, it really isn’t, and it also isn’t healthy for us to worry and fret over things–especially when they’re things we can’t control. Worrying won’t change anything, at least not in a positive way. Worrying excessively causes harm. On the other hand, faith builds us up and lifts our spirits. We would be better off spending our time stepping out in faith than faltering under the weight of worry.

 

 

So onto today’s inspirational thought…

“Someone once said,

‘Worry is interest paid on trouble

before trouble falls due.’

Trying to solve tomorrow’s problems today

only steals the energy God has prearranged

for you to enjoy today.

Don’t waste your time worrying!

It is vain and useless.

Many of our worries

are unfounded and unnecessary.

Worry is the end of faith,

and faith is the end of worry.

Prayer must replace our worry.”

–Joyce Meyer in “The Confident Woman Devotional”

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My reflections:

I have noticed the truth of this; worrying drains our energy! My favorite line in this devotional is: “Worry is the end of faith, and faith is the end of worry.”  I definitely prefer to choose faith over worry!

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So what are YOUR thoughts?

 

Do you think worrying is your “job”?

 

Do you agree that worry is draining, while faith is invigorating?

 

 

30 Comments

  1. Erica K

    I enjoyed your quotes and how they apply to everyday life. As a whole we worry too much and rob ourselves of happiness.

    Erica K.
    http://www.beautyonthebayou.com

    28 . Jun . 2016
  2. Carol Cassara

    I could not agree with you more about worry. It is a completely waste of time and energy. And terrible for our health. You are right, it IS draining.

    28 . Jun . 2016
  3. tara pittman

    I try not to worry as I know how it affects my mood. We need to remember to take it to God.

    28 . Jun . 2016
  4. Brandi H

    Love the quotes! I’m so tired of worrying. Wish that’s something we didn’t have to do.

    29 . Jun . 2016
  5. Elizabeth O.

    I would have to agree with you, I think it’s not necessary to worry especially if you don’t really have control over the situation. It would be better to leave it all to God and just brave whatever is going to happen.

    29 . Jun . 2016
  6. chris

    You cannot avoid worrying, what you can do though is learn how to deal with it, god is an option, I find discussing my worries with a colleague of partner helps greatly to put things into perspective.

    29 . Jun . 2016
  7. Berlin

    Worrying can surely drain one’s energy. It weakens the soul and sadden’s the spirit. Worrying is definitely not something we should indulge ourself with.

    29 . Jun . 2016
  8. Enricoh Alfonzo

    I do agree. And I remember reading that something like 95% of the things you worry about don’t even occur. Worrying about things can really be draining especially after a long day at work.

    29 . Jun . 2016
  9. Pooja Kawatra

    Believe in yourself and stay positive towards life helps you to overcome many obstacles in your life.

    29 . Jun . 2016
  10. lisa

    I try not to worry. I try to put my faith in God and believe that He will take care of me.

    29 . Jun . 2016
  11. Amanda Love

    I used to worry a lot until I realized that it’s never healthy. Aside from the stress, it also causes you to overthink things and that will make the situation worse when it’s not even bad to begin with. I would rather just keep the faith and believe that everything will be alright.

    29 . Jun . 2016
  12. ron leyba

    Worrying is sometimes the root of evil and negative thoughts. Gotta rid unnecessary worrying soon!

    29 . Jun . 2016
  13. Rosey

    whew I’m waiting for something now over a year. I’m trying my best to be patient. I’m trying to trust and not worry. 🙂

    29 . Jun . 2016
  14. Sandy KS

    I do find worrying to be draining. It brings anxiety to a new height and emotions a flare. I try to not worry, instead I pray to God to ease my worries and to help me take care of whatever the issue is.

    29 . Jun . 2016
  15. Danielle K Howell

    Great post! Worrying will get you nowhere fast. Thanks so much for sharing!

    29 . Jun . 2016
  16. wendy

    It has taken me a long time to try to get myself not to be a worry wart. It just makes you sick to your stomach and all in all you have to just except you can not change what is going to happen in most cases. You just have to go along with the ride.

    29 . Jun . 2016
  17. Ana Fernandez

    Oh my! Definitely I choose faith! what a great quote about Worrying and faith.

    29 . Jun . 2016
  18. Nicole Escat

    I admit that I have worries but I choose faith. Although it is hard, I always look to God for things I am clueless about.

    30 . Jun . 2016
  19. Courtney Gillard

    It’s hard not to worry, especially when things aren’t going your way. What I do is pray and lift everything to God. Praying always helps me feel better.

    30 . Jun . 2016
  20. Nikki Jenner

    I used to be a worry freak until I realized that it only leaves me feeling so stressed. Not healthy at all. Now, instead of worrying, I pray.

    30 . Jun . 2016
  21. Azlin Bloor

    I must confess that I can be a bit of a worrier, so thank you for reminding me not to!

    30 . Jun . 2016
  22. Cynthia Rusincovitch

    I really enjoyed these quotes. Worry robs of from so much joy! Thank you for sharing these,it’s good to have these reminders.

    30 . Jun . 2016
  23. Shannon Peterson

    Worry is a waste of time, but something we all do! I know I strive to worry less!

    01 . Jul . 2016
  24. Colette S

    I agree with what you wrote.

    I also feel that worrying can be hereditary. I feel I have this from my mother.

    I do try to put it away from me and I need to pray about it.

    02 . Jul . 2016
  25. LIz Mays

    I don’t think it’s my job, but I do think it comes along with it. 😉

    02 . Jul . 2016
  26. Life as a Convert

    The Bible tells us Do no worry, so anybody who says it’s their job to worry is lying 🙂

    02 . Jul . 2016
  27. Marielle Altenor

    When I was little and would stress about something, my uncle would tell me “you are a child, you don’t need to worry!” I sort of grew up thinking that only adults can worry. I’d much rather have faith.

    02 . Jul . 2016
  28. Kathy Kenny Ngo

    I used to be such a worrywart until I realized that it doesn’t really help me at all. Now I have more faith in things. It’s much better that way.

    03 . Jul . 2016
  29. Mhaan A

    I pray every time I feel worried about a certain thing. I always look for the positive side and keep my faith to God that it is only a challenge that I can overcome.

    03 . Jul . 2016
  30. Eileen Kelly

    Thats my problem..I worry too much. I have trouble sleeping because of it as well

    05 . Jul . 2016

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