Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Don't Worry!

In his letter to the Corinthians the apostle Paul tells them, "I would have you without carefulness" (1 Cor. 7:32) Again in writing to the Philippians he says, "Be carefully for nothing," but the Greek word translated as careful is anxious and a better translation would be "I would that you weren't anxious" and "Don't be anxious about anything" (Phil. 4:6).

In our day anxiety, worry, distress, stress, tension, and dismay are rampant. The sad thing is that those things accomplish nothing good. Instead they sap our strength and fill our minds with negative feelings and thoughts that obscure our connection to the Spirit and what the Spirit is trying to tell us.

But when we've lived lives and habituated responses of worry and anxiety it is often difficult to unlearn our anxious habits! That's where the Truth Tools can be of great benefit to us. As we feel the old responses to problems start to tighten in us, we can use the Truth Tools to change our reaction. It takes time and practice, but it can be done!

1 comment:

Wendi said...

Thanks for this reminder to use the truth tools to combat anxiety. :)