Worry vs. Joy…

this morning we discussed “Joy” and I’ll put another post up later summarizing.

but here is some food for thought…

Worrying is carrying tomorrow’s load with today’s strength.

It is carrying two days at once.

It is moving into tomorrow ahead of time.

Worrying doesn’t empty tomorrow of its sorrow, it empties today of its strength.

It is awfully hard to enjoy “joy”, enjoy the Lord, enjoy creation if we are carrying worry.  Worry is the enemy of joy.  Well, the enemy of joy is truly the enemy – the foul one – he hates your joy and will do whatever he can to steal, kill and destroy your joy.  You help in that regard by holding onto worry.  Tomorrow’s worries need to remain there, in tomorrow.  If you borrow them and bring them into today, all you are doing is robbing today of your strength.  Take it one day at a time.  Each day offers a fresh start and a new set of opportunities and challenges.  Take it as it comes.  Don’t borrow trouble.  Don’t invite future potential worries (after all, many of the things we worry about never come to pass) into today.  Don’t worry.  Enjoy.  Feel the joy of the Lord.  You get to wake up today and feel His joy.  You get to enjoy Him and feel Him enjoying you.  God does enjoy you.  He isn’t ticked off with you.  He isn’t distant, far off and removed.  He created you.  He gifted you.  He designed you.  So…He enjoys you.

Believe that.  Enjoy it.


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