While reading the devotional Jesus Calling by Sarah Young, I was totally inspired by this statement:
- Rehearsing your troubles results in experiencing them many times, whereas you are meant to go through them only when they occur.
Often times we tend to worry about situations minutes, hours, days, or even weeks before they occur … yet it’s futile to multiply our suffering in this way!
After all, can anyone by worrying add a single hour to their life (Matthew 6:27)? Aren’t we constantly scrambling for that 25th hour?
I can testify that worrying has not made me a single day younger, otherwise I would have discovered the fountain of youth.
So why do we constantly rehearse our troubles, leading to unnecessary worry and stress?