Worry Makes Life Hard
Worrying can be more stressful on us than actually going through what we fear. My son Scott transferred from a small private school to a large middle school in seventh grade. He had to make numerous adjustments and hated every one of them. He constantly complained about having to attend the new school.
I prayed with him every night and gave him some fatherly advice. “Scott, don’t worry about it. It’s not as bad as you think.”
He responded, “Dad, it’s not that easy. It’s hard not to worry.”
By November I noticed he hadn’t said anything about disliking the new school. “Scott,” I asked, “You seem more relaxed than you were a month ago. Are you still having problems adjusting to school?”
He answered, “Yes, but I quit worrying about it. I found out that worrying was harder on me than actually going through it.”
Many people never learn that it’s usually more draining to worry than it is to experience the thing they dread. Prayer can remove the weight of worry.
(Kent Crockett, I Once Was Blind But Now I Squint,