Worry is the great disabler, especially when directed toward things material.
There was a time when I made C.S. Lewis’ Wormwood and Screwtape proud, whose role it was to deflect believers from God’s mission.
My worry over things of this world was so all consuming that I forgot to strive “first for the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well.”
I became lost and needed to be found.
It was by becoming still, praying Canticle 3, Ecce, Deus (Isaiah 12:2-6) over and over again that I was able to return to the knowledge in faith that God clothed me in his righteous love and all will be well.
A healing way of doing so was to confess regularly my gratitude to God for what he is doing, and has done, in preparation for relying on him tomorrow.
It is this faith, this experience, that continues to nurture me during times of uncertainty, a nurture that allows me to keep going when others around me collapse in worry.
The Reverend Deacon Heino Claessions St. Albans Glen Williams.