BigRead13 Day 39 : Worry

Day 39’s post from the BigRead13 can be found here.

So do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will bring worries of its own. Today’s trouble is enough for today.

Matthew 6:34

Today’s extract from The Screwtape Letters reminds us that worry and anxiety keeps us from God.  We’re asked how worry features in our life and what can we do about it.

Ah yes, worry. Worry and anxiety lead to business that squeezes out time for God. What if I don’t work hard enough and I get blamed for something and lose my job? What if I forget something and get demoted? What if…? All too easy to let your mind race. All too easy for it to squeeze out thoughts of God. All too easy not to “Be still and know.”