Here at Words of Encouragement…
**NOVEMBER MEANS: GRATITUDE CHALLENGE!!**
I am thankful for faith to overcome fear and worry. Whether founded or unfounded, fear and trepidation are running rampant in the world today. There never seems to be a shortage of things to worry about, and they can vary from something mildly concerning (“Did I turn off the lights?” “Did I put the clothes in the dryer?”) to genuine fear for health, safety, and even our lives. God promises to be with us always and He knows what is going on even when we don’t; He has assigned guardian angels to us. Numerous scriptures throughout the Bible emphasize the importance of NOT worrying, because it adds nothing positive to our lives.
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”
I have noticed the truth of this; worrying drains our energy! My favorite line in this devotional is this one: “Worry is the end of faith, and faith is the end of worry.” I definitely prefer to choose faith over worry!
Hubby Dave and I had the opportunity to give in to worry today when our oldest pup, 4-year-old Desi, began showing all the signs of having a UTI. I believe God intervened so we were able to get her into our vet’s only open appointment slot; caught the UTI in very early stages; and got our pup on antibiotics.
So what are YOUR thoughts?
If you are participating in the Gratitude Challenge this month, how is it going?
Do you agree that worry is draining, while faith is invigorating?