My anxiety level was over the top. I had a doctor’s appointment—routine, I hoped. I was concerned that they would find something wrong and give me a shot. I use the word concerned, not worried, because I diligently try not to worry.
As I waited at the doctor’s office, I even thought I would surely get blood drawn, which to me is a fate worse than any injection. But, you know, worrying about things will not change them.
“Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life … Who of you by worrying can add a single hour in his life” –Matthew 6:25, 27, NIV
And you know, the usual long time in a doctor's waiting room allows plenty of time for dread to sprout wings. Finally, I met with the doctor. Routine, as I had hoped. No shot, no blood drawn. Whew! But what if I had allowed myself to really worry about all these things I’d dreaded? I could have worked myself into a dither. And for what? None of my concerns came to fruition.
Someone said, “Do what you can do and let God do what you cannot do.” What a great outlook to have on our present and future. Let’s all give it a try. Do you worry about things in your life? Do you worry too much?
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