Today on #lentphotos we’re looking for #strength … this one appealed as though it may be rusty (as our faith can be // am I trying too hard for analogies?) it’s still strong & supportive – whatever we worry about!
I really enjoyed reading The Screwtape Letters – with the perspective of the devil talking – how does he try and wheedle his way in and mess our lives up – including taking up our energies in worrying… I love looking up a good quote online – so I thought I’d check out what was there about ‘Worry’:
If I had my life to live over, I would perhaps have more actual troubles but I’d have fewer imaginary ones. ~Don Herold
Worry never robs tomorrow of its sorrow, it only saps today of its joy. ~Leo Buscaglia
If you can’t sleep, then get up and do something instead of lying there worrying. It’s the worry that gets you, not the lack of sleep. ~Dale Carnegie
If you want to test your memory, try to recall what you were worrying about one year ago today. ~E. Joseph Cossman
People gather bundles of sticks to build bridges they never cross. ~Author Unknown
Worry is interest paid on trouble before it comes due. ~William Ralph Inge
Worrying is like a rocking chair, it gives you something to do, but it gets you nowhere. ~Glenn Turner
Worry often gives a small thing a big shadow. ~Swedish Proverb
We can easily manage if we will only take, each day, the burden appointed to it. But the load will be too heavy for us if we carry yesterday’s burden over again today, and then add the burden of the morrow before we are required to bear it. ~John Newton
My life has been full of terrible misfortunes most of which never happened. ~Michel de Montaigne
There’s an interesting range of worldviews and spiritual beliefs presented, but although no Bible verses, there’s some encouraging ones from the Christian perspective…
Do not be afraid of tomorrow; for God is already there. ~Author Unknown
[A]ny concern too small to be turned into a prayer is too small to be made into a burden. ~Corrie Ten Boom, Clippings from My Notebook
Every evening I turn my worries over to God. He’s going to be up all night anyway. ~Mary C. Crowley
Fear can keep us up all night long, but faith makes one fine pillow. ~Philip Gullet
So I was a bit worried that I would be asked to plant a tree – but that is really just given as an example of community engagement, especially with regard to taking care for the natural environment around us. If your school is interested I can highly recommend Mary Jackson for making the most of your outdoor space.
So often we are burdened down with worry and we just don’t see – open our ears and our eyes..
(now the ears of my ears awake
and now the eyes of my eyes are opened)ee cummings