How Do You Handle Your Worries?

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.

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