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October 31st, 2012 10:57 AM

With all the devastation from Hurricane Sandy, there are so many suffering in the aftermath, and all some have left is hope.  There is a popular saying that holds true in this situation:  "Pray or worry, but don't do both."  It has a very simply meaning . . . . either pray and believe that your prayer will be answered or worry. But don't pray and worry because it means that you do not believe that your prayer has any power. 

It is difficult to let go of trying to be in control of a situation, but ultimately we are not. We do the best we can, we extend a helping hand to others, and we give hope and encouragement to those in dire need.  In time, things do get better and the situation resolves itself.  But there is always the need for prayer and little time for worry. 

Our hearts go out to those who have lost their homes, lost loved ones, or lost precious memories in flood waters.  It is a harsh reminder that those material possessions  we often cherish can be swept away at a moment's notice.  What we often take little time to cherish are our families, friends, neighbors, our health and those things that cannot be replaced with money.

As we turn the calendar tomorrow to a month of Thanksgiving, let us be reminded to be continuously thankful for what we do have, give a prayer of thanks daily, and give up worry.  If the world truly seems out of control, it is only because we are not the ones in control of it.    "Pray or worry, but don't do both."

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Posted by Barbara Doeringer on October 31st, 2012 10:57 AMPost a Comment

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