There are some people who are really letting this stuff we are going through get to them. The news is the constant fight as to who is taking it seriously and who isn’t and the appropriate opprobrium will be leveled. As I have said, my patience for willfully depressing is wearing on my last nerve. The type of person I mean is one who will find a problem or a sadness or an issue where none exists, then when the real trial and tribulations come they really freak out.
So I leave it up to you to find the “anxiety” and “care” passages in the Scripture. One of my favorites is
Now what is interesting is that the word for “care” or “anxiety” is literally “to fall to pieces”. Of course God doesn’t fall to pieces but….
I wrote a blog about this two years ago –
One of the grand old gentleman of our church body was Norman Nagel. He talked a lot about things falling to pieces in relationship to ourselves and to God.
“When we throw ourselves against God, it is not God that falls to pieces. “In pieces” rightly describes our society and the people in it. Instead of wholeness, we have pieces, and particular pieces are picked up and treated as if they were wholes. Christ came to put the pieces together. They can’t stick together until they have been washed. Forgiveness washes clean and puts together, just as sin divides, separates, and shatters. Separation number one is from God, separation number two is from others, and separation number three is the going to pieces of a person.”