Do not worry about tomorrow;
for tomorrow will care for itself.
Each day has enough trouble of its own.
Worry is fear’s extravagance;
it is paying interest on trouble that may never come!
The story is told about a man who imagined he had a cat in his stomach.
It troubled him greatly. In fact, so strong was this hallucination that he actually thought he could feel the animal clawing and scratching inside him.
One day he had an attack of appendicitis and surgery was required. As soon as the decision to operate had been made, the doctor came up with a brilliant idea.
Why not cure the illusion at the same time? So a beautiful black cat was found and kept ready for the moment the patient regained consciousness. When he opened his eyes, the doctor held it up and triumphantly announced, “Well, we got the rascal! Here it is! Now you’re going to be perfectly all right!” The man stared for a moment, then with a look of dismay, exclaimed, “How awful! You got the wrong one! The cat that was bothering me was white!”
We smile at this and think, how foolish! His problem was only in his head.
Yet is it really any worse than our worrying about tomorrow and what might happen or what could go wrong? Much of our anxiety concerns nothing more than a “white cat’ anyway.
Most of the things we fret about never come to pass.
Life’s experiences prove this. How useless, then, to spend our fleeting moments worrying about that which may never happen and letting ourselves become alarmed over imaginary problems that don’t even exist.
As God’s children, how much better to draw upon His ample supply of grace each new day, and with equal confidence to trust Him for the unknown future!
This is a sure cure for worry and “white cat” anxiety!
What need to worry, then, or fret?
The God who gave His Son
Holds all my moments in His hand,
And gives them one by one.
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