This song by Bobby McFerrin won Song of the Year and Record of the Year at the 1989 Grammy Awards. It is a wonderful antidote for worry, and a huge pick-me-up when life sometimes gets us down. It always makes me smile. I posted it in 2018 as released by Bob Marley but apparently that is incorrect. Relax and enjoy the experience (again).
I found this on Pinterest this morning and it seems to be a fitting message for all who are either in hospital, going into hospital, suffering surgery of some kind, or just plain not feeling well. Happy Saturday.
Here’s a quote by Mark Twain, “I have spent most of my life worrying about things that never happened.” Sound familiar? Happy Saturday.
There seems to be an abundance of anxiety in our society today, taking away our right to contentment and happiness. Here are a few scriptures to help combat this unfortunate state of mind. I hope they will help to bring you a happy Sunday.
Do Not Worry – Matthew 6:25-27 NIV
25“Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothes? 26Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they? 27Can any one of you by worrying add a single hour to your life?
Reading the above scripture led me to repost the following formula for easy living. Happy Sunday.
Drink the living water – (John 4:10)
Eat the bread of life – (John 6:35)
Wear the full armor of God – (Ephesians 6:11)
Rest in Jesus – (Matthew 11:28)
Breathe in the Holy Spirit – (John 20:22)
Give up the worry habit – (Matthew 6:25) (This one really taught me a lot!)
Laugh often – (Proverbs 17:22)
I’m not sure where I heard or read the following, or whether or not it was meant to be humorous. What do you think?
This is about a middle-aged woman who wants a new improved self. Unfortunately, she ends up injured in a car accident and is rushed to hospital. As she floats in and out of consciousness, she begs God to keep her alive. God tells her not to worry and promises her a long, long life.
While she is in hospital recovering from her broken bones, she figures she might as well get a few other things done. She opts for a tummy tuck, a breast augmentation, has her eyes lifted and her nose reduced. She looks and feels like a new woman and can’t wait to show the world.
She has just left hospital for home when a bus rounds the corner, slams into her and kills her. When she gets to heaven she’s furious and tells God, “You said I was going to live a long life. What happened?”
God studies her face and says, “I didn’t recognize you!”
Charles L. Allen wrote the following in his book, “All Things Are Possible Through Prayer”:
“We use different parts of the brain for different purposes. We use the upper brain cells when we worry and brood and feel fear. The lower brain cells control the muscular activities of the body so that when we engage in physical activity, it relieves the upper brain cells and allows them to function normally.”
The next time you are in the clutches of worry, fear, or anxiety try jogging on the spot, scrubbing a floor, or dancing a jig and notice how those nagging emotions give way to the new activity.
It works for me.