Therefore do not be anxious about tomorrow, for tomorrow will be anxious for itself. Sufficient for the day is its own trouble. Matthew 6:34
Have you heard the story of the nervous clock? Like any good clock, it had been ticking away for years, 2 ticks per second, every minute of every day. But one day the clock began to worry about its responsibilities.
All those ticks it had to tick! It had to tick 120 ticks a minute, 7,200 ticks an hour, 172,000 ticks per day, 1,209,600 ticks per week! "That's 62 million ticks a year." The clock cried, and promptly had a nervous breakdown.
The sick clock went to a psychiatrist and explained his troubles. "All those ticks -- I don't see how I can stand it!"
The psychiatrist said, "Tell me: how many ticks must you tick at a time?" "Oh, I just tick 1 tick at a time," the clock replied. "You go home," the doctor said, "and think about ticking only 1 tick. And until you have ticked that tick, don't even think about the next tick."
Have you ever noticed that most things that make us sigh and fret are things that haven't happened yet?
What do you worry most often about? Do you fret over your family, work and finances? Rather than worrying, remember that we serve a sovereign God. He knows your situation and He cares deeply for you.
Have a great day, and keep moving forward!
Posted on 01/05/2015
by Dr. Stephen Rummage filed under