Sunday, February 03, 2008

No worry!

I have often used the phrase, "no worries," in conversation. But it doesn't really describe me.

I was impressed over this weekend, with the many commentaries on president Hinckley, about his ability to not worry. It was said over and over that he was not one to worry.

I am. Rather, I have been.

I was reading in 1 Nephi tonight, and I noticed a strong thread of worry vs. doubt in Lehi's family. Laman and Lemuel worried about Laban, Nephi did not. They worried about their riches, Nephi saw them as tools to facilitate a miracle. What a difference.

Faith is essential to not worrying. Without faith, we are just wishing that things would work out right. We don't expect miracles without faith, we wish things would turn out better than they do. Faith is the key. Nephi had faith because he had sought the Lord and had been strengthened. Laman and Lemuel didn't even try.

I want to "go forward with faith" and expect miracles. President Hinckley sure did, and he saw plenty of miracles.


Tara Brooks said...

I saw a quote once that said, "Don't tell me that worrying doesn't do any good....because everything I wory about never happens."
This is me in a nutshell. I worry. I inherited that trait. To not worry, I must summon all goodly powers on my side....which worries me...hee hee!
Another quote I love and really try to live by, "Faith and Fear cannot dwell in the same heart."
I want a faithful heart. Not a fearful one. It takes practice, a lot of failures, but then some triumphs. AND OH how good it feels to have times when there is no worry. Good luck in your venture.

cherie said...

love this, melanie!!
i, too, am worry wart and that same thought resonated with me while watching his funeral. yes, it will all work out!

i loved catching up on your blog. miss you!