IT'S IMPORTANT TO THINK OF THE CHALLENGES IN YOUR LIFE, BUT MORE IMPORTANT IS TO HAVE TRUST IN LORD.
We have the habit of making worry our constant companion. Even for small things, we start worrying. Consequently, there's a continuous feeling of uneasiness. And there seems no easy way to "cast off" our worries.
However, we can train our mind to forget things which are a source of stress. There is story of school teacher, who always entered his class with a glass with some water in it. He held it up for all to see and asked the students. "How much do you think this glass weighs?" He told the students that the exact weight can be known only after weighing.
Then he asked them "What would happen if I held it up like this for a few minutes?".
"Nothing, sir", the students answered. "Ok! What would happen if I held it for an hour?", the teacher asked.
"Your arm would begin to ache." said one of the students.
"You are right, now what would happen if I held it for a day?" "Your arms could go numb, you might have severe muscle stress and paralysis and have to go to hospital for sure!" was the reply. "Good.
But during all this, did the weight of the glass change?" asked the teacher. "No" "Then what caused the arm ache and muscle stress?" There was silence. One of the students ventured: "Put the glass down." "Exactly!" said the teacher, and added : "Life's problems are something like this. Hold it for a few minutes in your head and they seem okay. Think of them for a long time and they begin to ache. Hold it even longer they begin to paralyse you. You will not be able to do anything."
It's important to think of the challenges in your life, but more important is to have trust in Lord and to put your worries aside at the end of every day before you go to sleep.
That way, you are not stressed; you wake up every day fresh and strong to take up any challenge that comes your way.