The world is a scary place.
People are running to buy guns and ammo as fast as others are decrying the availability of weapons.
Two centuries ago people didn’t worry about car accidents or road rage. They just dreaded small pox and influenza.
One hundred years ago, random violence was limited to gangsters and feuds. But typhoid and lead poisoning were common.
Even twenty years ago some of our everyday annoyances were unknown. For instance, updating a piece of software on your computer and it hijacks your search program and instead of getting search results from Google, the computer has been brain washed and insists on sending you to ask.com for results. I’m so frustrated right now that I’m tempted to resort to some computing violence.
Anyway, my point is that there have always been worry-making issues in life. Whether it was roaming bandits, diphtheria, or assault weapons, mankind has never lived a life free of worry.
We can let it cripple us. Or we can get up, dust ourselves off, and dive back in.
When Stud Muffin was in law enforcement I was often asked about how much I worried. I truthfully said I very rarely worried.
I made a conscious decision that I would not live my life in fear of what might happen. I’d rather deal with the here and now.
Matthew 6:34 says it well: Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.
I’d rather spend my today concerned about its trouble. Tomorrow’s worry will arrive soon enough.
Now, I have to roll up my metaphorical sleeves and figure out how to get rid of this annoying search engine hijack. I’ve done all the uninstalls, resets, etc. This is today’s worry. Tomorrow it will be something else.
It’s the way of us humankinds.
One thought on “Woe! It’s Wednesday: Scared to Death? Or Scared to Peace?”
True. So very true. Thanks for the reminder. That verse in Matthew is a “go to” verse when life seems unrelenting.
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