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One Tick At A Time

July 20, 2017

 

How full of worry and anxiety are so many people in our world.  The Bible that tells us not to steal or blaspheme is the same Bible that tells us not to worry.  Psalms 37 is God’s medicine for troubled minds and worried hearts. 

 

It seems that worry has become America’s favorite indoor sport.  The ignorant worry because they don’t know much.  The educated worry because they know too much.  The poor worry because they don’t have, while the rich worry out of fear of losing it all.  The elderly worry about death and the young worry about the future.  However, all of us should be aware that fretting and worrying never have accomplished anything except mental and sometimes, physical distress.

 

There are two things that we should never worry about – things we cannot do anything about, and things we can do something about.

 

Of every evil under the sun

Either there’s a cure or there is none.

If there be one, seek ‘til you find it.

If there’s none, never mind it.

 

The myth of the grandfather clock is a reminder of how severe pressure can be.  The clock began to realize that he’d been ticking for decades.  He realized that he ticks two ticks a second, 1,200 ticks a minute, 7,200 ticks an hour, 172,000 ticks a day, 1.2 million ticks a week, 62 million ticks a year.  Finally, the pressure was too much, and he broke.  He was told to quit worrying about all those ticks and concentrate on just one tick at a time.  He took that advice and has been ticking ever since.

 

Friend, God will bear for you the trouble that you bear.  Psalms 37 tells us to trust in the Lord, commit your way to Him.  God is in control and in a world of fear and anxiety, that’s good news.  God bless you is my prayer.

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