Tuesday, September 4, 2018

Handling Daily Worries

My parents were perfectionists.  The house was always perfect.  Everything
in it's place all of the time.  In the morning, my Mama never hung around
in her bathrobe.  She would get up, make the bed and get dressed for the
day.  She fussed over her outfit and her hair.  She wore minimal make-up,
but she always looked polished and ready to face anything.  Daddy was
the same.  They also had perfect penmanship.  Every letter flawlessly
created to reflect their orderly lives.  They were also worriers, especially
my Mama.

I wonder if worrying is a genetic trait.  If it is, I have inherited the
tendency.  It's taken me a long time to realize that the things I 
have worried about over the years have never become a reality.
I have often heard the phrase let go and let God.  Knowing this to
be the wise choice, why have I often resisted to the temptation to
try to handle things without His help?  I start to believe that I
have some power on my own, when in reality I am barely a 
blip on the radar in this vast universe.  

Life becomes so much more peaceful when I hand over the reins.
I have to remind myself of this every single day.   

Years ago, while in college, I had a math professor that drew a 
square on the blackboard.  She asked us to imagine that this square
was a patch of grass and that each of us were walking from one 
corner to the other in a diagonal and creating a path.  The grass
under our feet would wear away, and the way to the corner became
ingrained in our minds.  That's what happened when math problems
were repeated.  Over time, we would automatically know the formulas
to solve any problem.

Each day I begin my own journey, from one corner to the other, not
solving math problems, but reminding myself that I must have faith
and not worry.  Hopefully one day the pathway will be so clear that
I won't even have to think about it.  It will be etched in my soul.

Big Texas Hugs,
Susan and Bentley


  1. Thanks for this post, I am a worrier too, and I like the notebook cover quote "Pray more, worry less."

    1. Hello fellow worrier. We can work on this together!

  2. What a great reminder to all of us who may tend to "worry" more so than rely on our Lord .. who himself said .."Do Not Worry" ...... Thank you for sharing!!!!

    1. It's so simple, yet we are all so anxious to worry when we don't have to do it. Silly isn't it?

  3. I'm a worrier too. I do think that it is somewhat passed down from one generation to the next. This post is a great reminder.

  4. Hi Susan. Sometimes I try not to worry and it works, others not so much. It seems funny to me, but the older I get the less I worry. I guess I have figured out that it doesn't help anyway, what will be will be..Thanks so much for your visit. I have never had any luck with sunflowers in my own garden either..Happy Tuesday..Judy

  5. I struggle with worry as well - actually regret is a challenge for me. We must work on it every day with His help for sure! ♥

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