|My daughter captured this shot on our butterfly bush.|
“Action is the antidote to despair.” Joan Baez
Well, yes I agree with this quote to a point–My personal antidote to despair is, in reality, my Christian faith and the peace it gives me. But, I like the quote from Joan Baez because it reminds me of something I read several years ago that I often repeat—“turn your worries into concerns by ACTING on your worries.” Once you have acted upon a worry, you have moved it to a concern, and you no longer have it working on your mind. The first action upon a worry, as Christians, should be prayer of course. There are several verses that address worry, trials, and anxiety. I find special peace in this one–
Philippians 4:6-7 do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.
I’m sorry to have neglected my blog. I will try harder, I promise. Life at our home recently has been interesting, to say the least. Many worries (but we all have them, don’t we? They just vary from household to household.) I remind my kids often that God will use their trials for good.
So pray, keep the faith, and get outside and enjoy the butterfly bush! God does give us many things to help us find rest.