Tuesday, July 24, 2012

On Anxiety and Worry

This morning, I woke up to the words of an old hymn playing in my head...

"O, what peace we often forfeit;
O, what needless pain we bear;
All because we do not carry,
everything to God in prayer".

It seems human to worry. There are so many variables we encounter in the course of a day that we are often left with no option than to move out in blind faith, or obsess about the myriad of things that could go wrong.

I take that one step further, sometimes. I seem to have a problem with obsessing about the future. One would think the problems of the present are enough, but no - poor Koye must worry his head about the many variables that could potentially impact my life months down the road.

I see why God sent me a choir of angels to serenade me with that song as I awakened today. I am reminded of the words of Paul in Phil. 4.
"Do not be anxious about anything. But in everything, by prayer and supplication - with thanksgiving - make your requests known to God. And then the peace of God - which transcends all understanding - shall keep your hearts and mind through Christ Jesus".

Those words were for me this morning, and I thought to share them with you.

God is still in the business of watching out for us.


  1. That blessed my heart!

  2. You're so right Koye. I pray each day for strength to always Remember Mahatma Ghandi's words “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”.

  3. I must agree with you! I think point is to be positive and to stay positive. Also, we should constantly work on our self.