Sometimes when change is on the horizon, our hearts clam up with fears of all shapes and sizes. Our forward momentum grinds to a halt as we take a fear inventory instead of looking at things with the joy of possibility.
Worry also swallows the joy of possibility. Why pray when you can worry? (or is it, why worry when you can pray?) Whatever the case may be, when challenges abound this quote from Saint Francis de Sales has been a great comfort to me.
“Do not look forward to the changes and chances of this life in fear; rather look to them with full hope that, as they arise, God, whose you are, will deliver you out of them. He has kept you hitherto – do you but hold fast to His dear hand, and He will lead you safely through all things; and, when you cannot stand, He will bear you in His arms. Do not look forward to what may happen tomorrow: the same everlasting Father who cares for you today, will take care of you tomorrow, and every day. Either He will shield you from suffering, or He will give you unfailing strength to bear it. Be at peace then, and put aside all anxious thoughts and imaginations.” Saint Francis de Sales
Virginia : )
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