Let him have all your worries and cares.
—1 Peter 5:7
Sam worried about everything: politics and pollution, job and jihadists, family and future. He drove family and friends nuts with his hand-wringing negativity.
Suddenly, that all changed. Sam was relaxed and upbeat. “What’s with the transformation?” someone asked.
Sam said, “I don’t need to worry anymore; I’m paying a guy to do my worrying for me.”
“How much are you paying him?”
“$5,000 a month.”
“How can you afford that?”
“I can’t,” Sam said, “but now that’s his worry.”
How do you handle your worries?
Here are two of my favorite prescriptions:
“Don’t worry about anything; instead, pray about everything” (Phil 4:6).
“Let him have all your worries and cares, for he is always thinking about you and watching everything that concerns you” (1 Pt 5:7).
Worry causes small things to cast a big shadow.