When I stand before God at the end of my life,
I would hope that I would not have a single bit of talent left, and could say,
"I used everything You gave me."
~Erma Bombeck

July 5, 2010

Monday Musings... Worry

I have always been a worrier by nature. My Mama knicknamed me "the worry wart" early on. What did I worry about? Everthing! As an adult, I have lost most of my worry habits. I attribute that to the fact that I know now that I am not in control of every situation, God is. So when I start to worry, I start to pray. However, I do still have a tendency to let worry back in. Old habits die hard I guess.

Here are some quotes about worry...

"Every evening I turn my worries over to God.
He's going to be up all night anyway."
~Mary C. Crowley

“When I look back on all these worries,
I remember the story of the old man
who said on his deathbed
that he had had a lot of trouble in his life,
 most of which had never happened”
~Winston Churchill

“There is nothing that wastes the body like worry,
and one who has any faith in God
should be ashamed to worry about anything whatsoever”
 ~Mahatma Ghandi
(well then, what a reminder for me!)

“Worry often gives a small thing a big shadow.” ~Proverb

“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

“Worry is a thin stream of fear trickling through the mind.
If encouraged,
it cuts a channel into which
 all other thoughts are drained.”
 ~Arthur Somers Roche

“Every tomorrow has two handles.
We can take hold of it
with the handle of anxiety
or the handle of faith.”
~Henry Ward Beecher quotes

"Who of you by worrying can add a single hour to his life?
Since you cannot do this very little thing,
why do you worry about the rest?" ~Luke 12:25-26

What about you, are you a worrier? How do you keep worry at bay?


  1. I am SUCH a worrier and have been all my life! But these quotes are SO inspiring.. might just have to print and hang them on my wall :)

  2. :) Great quotes my dear!
    I am not a worrier by nature... it's just never been my struggle! But I have a lot of friends who are worriers! Who knows what causes that!?

  3. i am a worrier too and really have to remind myself constantly that God is in control. He is a soveriegn God!
    ....i heart that quote by erma bombeck!

  4. I love that one about 2 handles - I say - you can't control anything around you - you can only control your reaction it. Thanks for sharing such inspiring quotes!

  5. Thank you for these inspiring quotes! I seem to worry about everything (making myself worn-out in the process) instead of just doing the easy thing (and most reliable thing) and handing it to God!