Saturday, October 09, 2010

Sunday Reflections

Do not fret. (Psalm37:1)

What does it mean to fret? It has been defined as that which makes a person rough on the surface causing him to rub himself and others away.
Isn't it true that an irritable, irrational and critical person not only wears himself out but is also very draining and tiring to others? When we worry and fret we are a constant annoyance. This Psalms  not only says ... "do not fret because of evil men," but leaves no room for fretting whatsoever. It is very harmful and God does not want us to hurt ourselves or others.

Any physician can tell you that a fit of anger is more harmful to your system than a fever and that a disposition of continual fretting is not conducive to a healthy body. The next step down from fretting is being quick tempered and that amounts to anger. May we set it aside once and for all and simply be obedient to the command. "Do not fret.'
Streams in the Desert

Overheard in an orchard

Said the robin to the sparrow
"I should really like to know
Why these anxious human beings
Rush around and worry so."

Said the sparrow to the robin:
"Friend, I think that it must be
That they have no Heavenly Father
Such as cares for you and me."

                                                                                       Elizabeth Cheney
Linking to Spiritual Sundays


  1. Thank you for sharing this. It is so good. I fret way to much at times!

  2. Oh such a beautiful post! Praise God to have such clear instruction!

    Blessings, Carolyn ~ Cottage Sunshine

  3. I posted something....but now it is gone! LOL!

    Well, let's try this again! Just wanted to let you know that this is an awesome post!! God is so good to make it so simple....just don't do it! I know it is easier said than done sometimes, but if we could just STOP and remember to not fret!

    Blessings, Carolyn ~ Cottage Sunshine

  4. sometimes it's really hard not to worry but my goal....trusting more...worrying less. thanks for this.

  5. Okay, I am convicted. Lord, help me to speak life and blessing - always!

  6. That was lovely and too true of me. Thank you for the reminder to place all things at the foot of the cross.

  7. People who fret a lot are not pleasant to be around. I had never heard it described the way you did. It's a good definition. Thank you for the reminder not to fret. Sometimes I tend to do a little fretting.

  8. Working in the public I witness this often. Thank-you for sharing this post today.

  9. Thanks for the great reminder! I tend to be a worrier (I come from a long line of worriers!). I know that it accomplishes nothing good, and that God has a better plan for our lives!

  10. Beautiful, beautiful post. I'm so glad I came for a visit, today!


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