Anxiety

Late on me weeping, did this whisper fall:

“Dear child, there is no need to weep at all!

Why go about to grieve and despair?

Why weep now through the Future’s eyes, and bear

In vain today tomorrow’s load of care. – H.S. Sutton

 

I don’t know about you, but I find not being anxious about the future very difficult. I try, and I try, not to worry about things in my future, but I often find myself in the darkness of night wide awake worried about something coming down the road.

I gave my latest set of anxieties some thought and maybe it will help you. I may be hopeless.

The crosses we bear in the present always bring with them the comfort of God as we bear the load. But the crosses of anxious foreboding are seen without the benefit of his presence, indeed we see them through a faithless spirit which banishes grace. So everything we see seems dark and hopeless. Be not anxious means having a new point of view about the future. Instead of the future being about self and self-interest, we are to view the future as God’s will unfolding in front of us. When we see God in everything, we become confident that he will console us when it is needed.  See God shaping your future and be not afraid.

About the author

Webb Hubbell, former Associate Attorney General of The United States, is an author and speaker. His novels, When Men Betray, Ginger Snaps, A Game of Inches, The Eighteenth Green, and The East End are published by Beaufort Books and are available online or at your local bookstore. When Men Betray won one of the IndieFab awards for best novel in 2014. Ginger Snaps and The Eighteenth Green won the IPPY Awards Gold Medal for best suspense/thriller.

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