I come from a family of wonderful, loving worrywarts. Worry is no stranger to any of us. At times, in fact, some worry is natural and good. But when our worries begin to consume our lives, the result can be detrimental to our health.
Discovering that we don’t need to be in control (not that we could) is liberating. Finding balance in our lives and focusing on Christ at the center will help guide and direct us.
As long as we are on earth, we can’t be totally anxiety free. But we are on a journey toward wholeness, and Christ is our ultimate healer. Take your worries to Jesus. Learn to laugh at yourself, to see the blessing in life’s struggles and turn your sadness into joy as you live well in Christ.
This message is adapted from “What? Me Worry?” written by Tammy Devine in the May 2005 issue of Lutheran Woman Today (now Gather) magazine.