“Cast thy burden upon the Lord, and He shall sustain thee” (Psalm 55:22).
A man worried constantly about everything. Then one day his friends heard him whistling happily and looking noticeably relaxed. “What happened?” they asked him in astonishment.
He said, “I’m paying a man to do my worrying for me.” “How much do you pay him?” they asked. “Two thousand dollars a week,” he replied. “Wow! How can you afford that?” “I can’t,” he said, “but that’s his worry.”
While this humorous way to handle stress doesn’t work in real life, as God’s children we can turn our worries over to Someone who has everything perfectly under control even—especially—when we feel it is not.
The prophet Isaiah reminds us that God brings out the stars and calls them all by name (Isaiah 40:25-26). Because of His great power and mighty strength, not one of them is missing. And just as God knows the stars by name, He knows us individually and personally. We are each under His watchful care.
If we are inclined to worry, we can turn that worry over to the Lord. He is never too weary or too tired to pay attention to us. He has all wisdom and all power, and He loves to use it on our behalf. The Holy One who directs the stars has His loving arms around us. —Our Daily Bread
The mind cannot at the same time be full of God and full of fear. —Max Lucado
The beginning of anxiety is the end of faith, and the beginning of true faith is the end of anxiety. —George Mueller