When you find yourself worrying, stop to ponder whether your thoughts and anxieties give you life or drain you of it. Do they allow you to share your God-given purpose in the world? Recognizing God is in control helps us let go. Below are five ways that might help you worry less.
- Laugh instead of taking life too seriously
- Turn to God in prayer—relinquish control and fear
- Focus on the present moment—live today —
- Live in hope
- Capture your energy, spin it positively, and share it with the greater community.
This message is adapted from “What? Me Worry?” written by Tammy Devine in the May 2005 issue of Lutheran Woman Today (now Gather) magazine. Today we remember Helena, mother of Constantine, who died around 330. We also celebrate the ascension of Our Lord.