Laying it Down

These words come from a gorgeous little booklet called ‘What I Think and Read About Worry’, by Corrie Ten Boom a woman who hid Jews during the war and spent time in a concentration camp. The latter part of her life was all about healing and reconciliation between victims and perpetrators of the war.

Worry is about carrying tomorrow’s load with today’s strength – carrying two days in one. It is moving into tomorrow ahead of time. There is just one day in the calendar of action, that is today. Planning should include a wide swing of days. But action belongs to one day only – today. We get tensed up about the future….it uses up energy you need for today’s business of living.

May you find the strength and grace you need today to let go of the worries that belong to the future.

Miriam x

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8 responses

  1. Thanks! I like it x

  2. Thanks Miriam – this was just what I needed to read in the midst of selling our house and the stress of moving overseas! Maintaining a calm centre helps to keep perspective, doesn’t it? 🙂 Sarah

    1. oh yes and giving up worry, although hard to do makes such a difference

  3. Thanks for the nice post. It sounds like an inspiring book.
    A.

  4. Yes, totally agree. Thanks for the reminder!

  5. Hi Miriam, thanks for sharing those words about worry. I’m a terrible worryer myself. I get it from my Mum. But worrying doesn’t help. It drains your energy and takes our attention away from other good things we could be doing today. I might have a look at that book you mentioned. It sounds quite interesting.

    1. It is just a small booklet but it is very lovely and powerful

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