Is anyone else old enough to remember the newspaper comic strip character, Worry Wart? Oddly enough, Worry Wart didn’t worry. He caused everyone else to worry.
I confess to being a bit of a worrier myself. Over the years I’ve found worry to be an excellent preventative measure, because most of the bad things I worry about never happen!
So what’s wrong with a little pre-emptive worry?
The Teacher says it shows a lack of trust in our Heavenly Father.
Your Heavenly Father knows that you need…O you of little faith?
Come to think of it, I would never want my own children to have such little faith in me.
Actually I remember one such time. For some reason lunch was unusually late and one of the children expressed anxiety - Are we ever going to have lunch?
I remember feeling a bit offended and snapping back - Have you ever missed a meal around here before?
I guess sometimes we don’t have the trust in our Heavenly Father that we expect our children to have in us.
Silly isn’t it?
Worry I mean.