NO WORRIES WEEK

Unplug. Unwind. Un-whatever-it-is-you’re-doing.

Take a deeeeeeeeep breath and spend the next few moments with our Heavenly Father pondering what is perhaps the world’s most beloved psalm. Let each word seep deep into your soul, fill your mind and quiet your heart.

NO WORRIES WEEK

It’s NO WORRIES WEEK here on GUWG, where we’re examining what the Bible says about anxiety, fear, stress and other things in this world that freak us out.

Here’s today’s anti-anxiety selection:

NO WORRIES WEEK

Tired?  Stressed? Overwhelmed?

You don’t have to be. Here’s what Jesus said:

NO WORRIES WEEK

It’s NO WORRIES WEEK here on GUWG where we’re examining what God says about anxiety, fear, stress and other things in this world that freak us out.

If I’m honest, here’s the basic rhythm of my days:

WORRY
HURRY
WORRY
HURRY
WORRY
HURRY
WORRY

That ain’t no way to live.

NO WORRIES WEEK

Feeling a bit STRESSSSSSSSSSSED?

You’re not alone. Consider these eye-popping statistics:

  • The average workweek is up 32% over the past 25 years.
  • Time spent in traffic is up 157% over that same period.
  • 40% of us are sleep-deprived zombies.
  • 33% of us are “chronically overworked.”
  • We squander more than 400 million unused vacation days each year.
  • 80% of medical expenses are now stress-related.
  • 1 in 6 of us has exhibited “desk rage.”

Spoiler Alert: God Wins.

If anyone ever filmed me watching a football game on TV and showed it to me, I’d probably be extremely really very sincerely horrified.

I tend to get highly agitated, pace around the room, shout things at the screen and generally act like I’m in complete agony until it’s 100% clear that my team will beat the bunch of evildoers on the other team. And then once the game’s over I immediately start obsessing over whether my team will beat the next team it plays.

Honor Mom and Dad

Honor your father and mother — which is the first commandment with a promise — that it may go well with you and that you may enjoy long life on the earth. (Ephesians 6:2)

Hug your mom today. Call your dad. Hug your dad tomorrow. Call your mom. Repeat.