So this has had me thinking about just how many people do spend so very much time.....worrying. Worrying about everything. I do so completely understand that it is part of human nature to worry about things from time to time, and it's oh so hard not to do it. Yet I have had to learn how *NOT* to worry. We as humans are brought up, and taught by example, from those loved one's, family, friends, and many others in our lives *how* to worry about things.
I as a much younger wife and mother, had spent much of my time worrying about, money, bills, overtime or the lack there of, food for my hubby and babies, how I would pay one bill verses another bill, what gets paid and stays on and what does not get paid and gets turned off, where would the money come from if a car broke down, or if someone got sick, what if a rent or mortgage payment was late or not paid at all, so on, and so on, and so on. Then over time as I/we (hubby and I) faced each trial or problem, I soon realized God was always there, always in control, and that He knew what was to come, and how it would be taken care of according to *His will* and *His plans* for our lives. I came to understand, through preaching and reading God's word, and in time, that *all* I really needed to do was learn how NOT to worry, and truly learn how to have faith, and let go of......., and let God handle.......all of it. This was also during the time that I finally once and for all, completely understood what it was that my grandma meant when she said "honey it's ok, everything is Peachy Keen". There were times that I knew things weren't Peachy Keen, for grandma and grandpa, but it was all in the attitude that she had about everything, and her faith in God. My grandma also used to say that other people really don't care about listening to someone complain all the time, and it was considered rude to do so, so she decided that she would always try to say something at least a little positive and just keep things to herself and The Lord, thus she always said things were "Peachy Keen". When my sweet Lord was able to help me understand this once and for all.....I really got it!.
Most of the time when hubby and I are faced with a problem, trial, situation, event, difficulty, hard decisions, financial difficulties, even health problems, or what ever it might be, I always try, if nothing else, to just say "I'm Peachy Keen", and just give things to my sweet Lord. Worrying does not accomplish anything except to make things *seem* worse, and to cause yourself even greater inner turmoil.
When someone spends time worrying about this or that, what will or will not be, what might or might not change, or when something is or is not coming their way, there is so very much physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual strength and energy that is going to waste, that it can, or will, or it literally does drain one of their strength. I found out for myself, that worry only brings more worry, more trouble, more pain, more loss of strength, more bad decisions made, and more room for satan to do more harm and ill will in our lives. Worry becomes like a vicious circle that is so very hard to break free from. It is something that is so desperately wanted rid of, yet it is something that is clung to because it does become a familiar thing. Things that are familiar to us are always hard to let go of. The new, the unfamiliar, the path that has been walked on very little, can be hard to see where one is going, and hard to put one foot, trustingly in front of the other. So this becomes an *un*comfortable thing, even though we know it is the path we *are* supposed to be on. The well worn path of worry, needs no faith, for we could blindly go there with no effort.
Part of walking away from worry, is making up your mind to be happy, and to be as positive as is humanly possible. Being happy and holding on to any measure of faith, no matter how small, is often times just a matter choice and determination. Worrying empties, faith fills, happiness completes it all. Stop Worrying!
Love & Prayers,
Have A Peachy Keen Day
Just Have Faith!
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