Thursday, November 19, 2009

Why Worry

I know people have had to endure much more then I've been through in my life, but I've been through some pretty stressful times. At those times I've been comforted by Corrie Ten Boom's father's response to her worry about death:

"Corrie, when you and I go to Amsterdam, when do I give you your ticket?"
"Why, just before we get on the train," she replied.
"Exactly," her father said, "and our wise Father in heaven knows when we're going to need things too. Don't run out ahead of Him Corrie. When the time comes that some of us will have to die, you will look into your heart and find the strength you need ‑‑ just in time."

I have been given "the tickets" I've needed to get through my stressful times. Someday, I'll find a way to write about it. For now though, if you are facing seemingly impossible situations I hope you can take comfort from this as well. (By the way, it doesn't mean I don't worry, it just means I have a way to snap myself out of it sooner. ^_^)

Worry does not empty tomorrow of its sorrow.
It empties today of its strength.
Corrie Ten Boom

Worry is a cycle of inefficient thoughts
whirling around a center of fear.
Corrie Ten Boom


Dade said...

Very wise words, Heather Ann. They cut through my doubts of this day, reminding me that it is still a beautiful world, that I am still blessed by God.

Sweet Funshine said...

Awesome quote!
Its really wonderful how some events in life can seem really huge at the time, but become smaller and mroe easy to understand when you look back at it from the future. All we need is someone to lead us from the present and show us what it would look like in 10 years or so, and all our problems will disappear!
(well...most of the smaller ones anyways)