The circle begins with…
Fear – a distressing emotion aroused by impending danger, evil, pain,
whether the threat is real or imagined;
it is the condition of being afraid.
When the fear is fertilized it feeds and grows into…
Worry – To give way to fear; allow one’s mind to dwell on troubles.
To torment oneself with disturbing thoughts; fret.
And the circle is complete – happy with the knowledge that anxiety will only lead to…
more fear…and worry…and anxiety…and round…and round…and round.
And we are miserable in our state of apprehension and psychic tension.
But we know this – we know that if we humble ourselves before God that He will lift us up in due time.
Do you mean that I have to admit that I do not have a solution?
Give up my analyzing, searching, obsessing, planning?
Do you mean I have to wait?
Trusting God to do what I think I can and must?
I can and I must.
That is pride. Humble yourself.
And we know this – when we let go of our DIY pride, and are humble, we can cast all our anxieties on Him because He cares for us.
The circle ends with…
Casting all my anxiety on Him.