By Jeff Larson, The Back Pew
“The uncertain election results, the pandemic, and unrest around the country have many people worried. Maybe you are anxious. Milton Berle once said that when he was in his twenties, he used to always worry about his girlfriend in the big city. One day he went to visit her. Afterward, he got in his car to leave, and he was still fretting over her safety. He then put his car into gear to start down the hill of her driveway and realized something wasn’t right. He put his foot on the brake and discovered he had no brakes. Berle said he stopped worrying about that girl in two seconds. Berle’s experience shows you can’t think about two different things at the same time.
The Bible teaches that whenever we are anxious, if we meditate on how big God is and how sure his many promises are, our hearts can be filled with peace rather than troublesome circumstances. In other words, the best antidote to worry is to replace worrisome thoughts with prayer and meditation.
Isaiah puts it this way, ‘Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on thee: because he trusteth in thee’ (Is. 26:3).”
-Rev. Mark Creech