Sunday, August 22, 2010

Worry or Trust

Who sits at the wheel of a racing car?
I would say a professional driver!!!
Yet even some-one as experienced as that, can still crash!
How would you go sitting beside an expert?
Could you sit securely...fully trusting in their skill?
Or...when the ride became rocky,
when a smash looked eminent,
would you reach across and try to take the wheel?
If you did, do you think you might save the day?
Or, would you simply add to the confusion and make the situation worse???

Making you think?

When we try to grab the wheel of life and do it on our own,
can we be the cause of a disaster?
The results may be something you might always regret. 
This doesn't mean, nothing.
It means, stop worrying!!
Pray about it earnestly, THINK before acting,
 and let God do the directing. 

Looking at the word WORRY:
In the Old English the word is wyrgan
and in Old High German it is wurgen,
Both of these words mean, " to Strangle, to Choke"

The out-come of worry is anxiety and depression so in the end,
it may kill you.
The complete opposite is to read, trust and rely on what God's Word instructs..

Do Not Worry
"Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life,
what you will eat or drink; or about your body,
what you will wear.
Is not life more important than food,
and the body more important than clothes?
Look at the birds of the air;
they do not sow or reap or store away in barns,
and yet your heavenly Father feeds them.
Are you not much more valuable than they?
Who of you by worrying can add a single hour to his life?
                (Matthew 6:25-27) God knows best! 

When a fisherman castes out his net,
He MUST let go..
Otherwise, he won't receive!
It is the same for us!!!
Cast your cares on the LORD

and he will sustain you;
he will never let the righteous fall.
(Psalm 55:22)


  1. Very good post. We don't usually want to admit that worry is a lack of faith.

  2. Beautiful post Crystal Mary and one of my favourite readings from the Bible.
    Sending you love for a blessed Sunday.xx

  3. I agree worry isn't a good thing, but sometimes you just do it without thinking. sandie

  4. Working pretty hard each day on this. Getting better at it each day. Alleluia. Great Word for Sunday or any other day. Blessings

  5. I like how you put all the elements of this post together. The last photo and comment is powerful. Happy Spiritual Sunday.

  6. Stop Worrying!!! Good message for me this morning. thanks Crystal.

  7. It is very soothing to know that through hard times come good friends. We are here as Christian sisters to support each other through wisdom and prayer.

    God Bless You!
    Yoli :)

  8. Beautiful post and great reminder...We need to pray, let go and let GOD.
    Joy & Blessings,

  9. Wonderful thoughts here, Crystal Mary. We need to learn to let go, not worry, and let God. After talking to him about it, of course. Thank you for sharing this.

  10. Hi Crystal Mary,
    I never knew that to worry literally meant to strangle or to choke. This is so scary!

    Thanks for sharing such a timely word!


  11. Wow I need to read this everyday!!! Thanks for sharing your thoughts and His word...
    Let Him fill our hearts,,, our whole beings with His Awesome
    Holy Spirit,,till we are over~flowing...Amen
    Heres a realization~~~ Loving God is the best way to Love your self and others...
    May Gods Blessings Be On You~~~
    And Hugs from me too~~~Dena

  12. Amen... I love the scripture, and the part about the fisherman casting out his net.

    One thing, Crystal Mary... I would only get into that race car if Jesus were driving.

  13. Hi Crystal Mary,
    I know that after a trauma or series of traumas our faith can be tested, and bring on depression. One difficulty I have with the 'worry is sin' idea is that guilt over this can deepen depression. But it is not in our own strength we can overcome.

    Thanks again for these wonderfully thoughtful and thought-provoking posts. God bless.
    One of my favourite old choruses is:
    'Trust and Obey,
    For there's no other way,
    To be happy in Jesus,
    But to Trust and Obey'.

    I marvel at those with enough faith and trust to be like Job. Certainly I don't come up to scratch there, but I do know that without Trusting I wouldn't have come through.

  14. Crystal,
    Worry strangles so many as it chokes those around it.

  15. Hello All, None of us are free from worry, no matter how hard we try, we fail. I write to help myself in these area's as well as everyone else...
    Yes PHILLIP...."I love trust and obey also"..
    I believe depression is an illness the same as any other, just less understood.
    Multi B stress tablets help...the B6 and B12 feed the nervous system.
    Praying, and meditating on the Word. Help also.

  16. wow. great post. thanks for the encouragement.

  17. Thanks soooo much for the note
    to my blog Sweetie!!!
    Do pop on over again OK.. Sorry for the late reply,,it seems I get to be the one starting a bug here in our home..I pray it is NOT a sign of things to come this flu season ;0)
    Gods Blessings all around you and Hugs from me to You~~~ Dena

  18. Oh this is a beautiful the scriptures an the picture too.....Very comforting.


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