Why Worry

I was reading "Finding God's Path Through Your Trials" (Elizabeth George) the other day and came across some interesting statistics (as a statistician this always excites me). According to a University of Wisconsin study on worry:
  • 40% of the study were apprehensive over things that had never happened
  • 30% were overly concerned with past matters that were now beyond their control
  • 12% were anxiously fearful of the future loss of their health
  • 18% were busy worrying about family, friends and neighbors with no basis whatsoever for their fears, and
  • 100% worried about nothing! (what a waste of time and energy)
I use to worry every Sunday about Monday (returning to work), until I realized I was wasting an entire day worrying about nothing. Now I try very hard not to worry as it it pointless and achieves nothing, instead let God be responsible for my worries and start trusting him completely and I feel so much better for it. It's been a lot harder trying to get Tristan to understand this as he worries about looking for full-time employment.

"Casting all your care upon Him, for he cares for you" 1 Peter 5:7
When every worry, every care To God in faith is brought, We have no place whereon to found One single anxious thought. - Anon

A book well worth reading:
I have completed a fascinating book "Clara's war" by Clara Kramer. Is an amazing story of survival (in Poland) during the WWII when Mr and Mrs Beck (the family's house cleaner) decided to hide 17 Jews under their house for 2 years. They lived in a tiny space (hand-dug cellar) and survived the heat and cold, the house catching fire, the nightly SS drinking upstairs, days upon days of boredom and cramped conditions (were the men couldn't even stand up completely). It demonstrated the resilience of humans during the worse of times and the risks some will go to help others.

Last weekend my 3 best friends took me out for my birthday lunch (I had my favorite zucchini balls). Afterward we looked through the shops and they bough me this beautiful Art Nouveau lamp. I felt very spoilt.


  1. this is very true - why worry about tomorrow when today has enough troubles of its own?? :)

  2. Happy belated birthday! Love that lamp Jo!
    Great thoughts and verses to share about the 'why worry?' stuff.
    God bless + much love,
    Lusi x


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