1 – Worry

Elaine was a busy mom of two. She was married to George. They are a loving couple who are committed to each other and their children.

Elaine had a problem with worrying about the future. She was always thinking about where her family would be in one, two, or three years, who the president was going to be, whether her favorite sports team was going to play well. The list went on and on.

George had the opposite problem. He had a problem worrying about the past. He was always worried that his mistakes would come back to haunt him, whether he had done the right thing, etc.

One day, they both went to church with their kids. The sermon was about the importance of not worrying about the future or the past, and instead focusing on the present moment.They couldn’t believe what they were hearing. It was like God had planned this sermon just for them. When they left, they realized that they had to do something about their worry.

They decided to start praying every time they had a worry. They would say, “Lord, I’m worried about such-and-such. I will release it to you!”

So they started praying every time they worried. Before long, they started to worry less and focus more of their time and energy on their family.

“Don’t worry about tomorrow—Let tomorrow worry about itself. Live for the moment, Live in the moment.”

Matthew 6:34

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