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”
“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”
(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.”
“Worry is a thin stream of fear trickling through the mind.
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?