Don’t Worry Be Happy

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Are you a worrier? We all tend to be at times and when I worry I turn to inspirational resources like podcasts that help me to keep things in perspective.  I’ve been listening to a few lately on stress management and here’s what I’ve learned.

If we want the kind of peace that passes all understanding (Philippians 4:7), there are five “simple” things God says we must do to have it.

  1. Worry about nothing (easier said than done)
  2. Pray about everything (no matter how big or small)
  3. Thank God in all things (have gratitude)
  4. Keep your mind on good things (focus on the positive and not the negative)
  5. Be content in all things (live in the moment)

There are more than 2000 new self-help books released every year but the Bible is still the best self-help book ever written.  It addresses all of our daily living problems in just one book, it comes with a great counselor who is on call 24/7 (no health insurance required) and God gives us the power to carry things out. 

Here are a few more thoughts on worry before I end with an appropriate albeit a little “cheesy” but funny song. Be sure to check out Bobby McFerrin’s big toe wiggle and say hello to a gone but not forgotten friend Robin Williams.

Worry only exaggerates the problem. –Rick Warren

Worry is not natural, it is learned.  We can unlearn worry. -Rick Warren

An anxious heart weighs a man down (causes depression) but a heart at peace gives life to the body.  -Proverbs 12:25

Have a great day everyone and remember….

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