Friday, September 2, 2011

Stress and Worry

So I know the Bible says not to worry in multiple places. I've always taken that to mean to not stress over things, to leave it to God and trust that He knows what He's doing. And that's a part of it. Now when I decided I needed to live like a better Christian this was one of the areas I knew needed to be addressed. I had no trouble really giving up the stress. I was really surprised how easy God lifted the burden from me. However, I haven't been able to let go of worry. It's not obsessive worry or stressful worry, it's just worry about sad things that happen to people I suppose. Things beyond my control that I feel sorry about and worry. I'm not explaining this well, I'm too tired I think. Do you get the idea though? I feel like the worry isn't a problem, it's just feeling sympathy for others. The stress is what's bad. But I'm not sure.. Thoughts?

1 comment:

  1. I understand what you mean. Thus I would say it isn't really worry. It's like you said, sympathy.
    I've always had a quote I liked (And wished I could live by better): "Faith ends where worry begins; worry ends where faith begins."
    Can't remember who said it, but it's good. :)
    Your sympathy is a gift, Lindz. God doesn't want us to be hard hearted about what others are going through. But when we take it out of his hands (I'm guilty there..) is when it is wrong. Prayer is the way to go, I believe. And to let that friend know that you are there for them and praying.

    Just my thoughts. :)