Monday, July 20, 2009


This morning I was flipping through an old Discipleship Journal and came across an article about worry. These particular statements were pretty thought-provoking for me today...

"Anxiety is most often sparked by unbelief or doubt in God's character. When we worry, we've unthinkingly questioned His wisdom (that He knows what is best), His love and goodness (that He cares for us and wants what is best), and His sovereignty (that He is able to do what is best). Worry reveals not only our distrustful thoughts about God but also an unrealistic view of ourselves: that we are responsible for other people's happiness (our spouse, children, parents, boss, friends); that we can determine better than God what we or others need."
Excerpt taken from Warding off Worry by Stacey S. Padrick Discipleship Journal Issue 118 July/Aug 2000

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