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Is your mind ever so preoccupied with worry that you miss what’s happening right in front of you? Mine is quite often! Worry over my daughter’s future, worry about changes at my husbands job, worry I’m not a good enough parent or my hidden dreams will never be fulfilled…

“Worry can change us in intangible ways: negative, personality-altering ways. Our joy drains away like water in an unplugged sink, and hope is replaced by angst and dread.” Deborah M. Coty

I love the following scripture, Luke makes it seem very simple…”Who of you by worrying can add a single hour to your life? Since you cannot do this very little thing why do you worry about the rest?” Luke 12:25-26 NIV

I also love the way Deborah M. Coty sums it all up with a fact I never thought of before reading her book Too Blessed To Be Stressed. “Be anxious for nothing” (Philippians 4:6 NASB) takes on a whole new meaning when you grasp the fact that anxiety does absolutely nothing for you.”

Lord help me not to be anxious for anything but to wait on you. Give me hope, keep fear and anxiety far away from me, during this season of my life. Amen!

if you haven’t read Deborah’s book Too Blessed To Be Stressed I highly recommend it. It made me laugh and cry and helped me gain God’s perspective when I was in an anxiety riddled time of life. Here is a link to her website if you want to check out her books. http://deboracoty.com

Thanks for reading…God bless!

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