Stop Worrying and Hurrying

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In Lewis Carrol’s classic Alice’s Adventures In Wonderland we see Alice confronting the white rabbit. The rabbit scurries quickly by proclaiming, “Oh dear! Oh dear! I shall be too late!” In this statement we have two of the greatest problems of people today: worry and hurry.

We live in a world of uncertainty and most people’s reaction is to excessively worry. We also live in a fast-paced world in which most think they must always be in a hurry just to keep up. But living in these ways makes our lives unsettled and miserable.

When Korah wrote the 46th Psalm, he addressed the solution to both of these problems. He opened by stating, “God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble. Therefore we will not fear…” (v.1-2, and may I add “nor worry”). The more we trust in God and that He is strong and in control, we will fear and worry less.

He ends the Psalm by saying, “Be still, and know that I am God…God…is our refuge” (v.10-11). It is important to stop from time to time and reflect upon God. Take some time to meditate upon the Scriptures, contemplate God’s awesomeness, and soak in His love. It is then that we will appreciate God more and more and not see the need to be in such a frantic pace.

With God we can properly balance our mind and life. It is then that we will see that we do not need to worry or hurry so much – maybe even at all!

Edd Sterchi
Broadway church of Christ
Campbellsville, KY

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