The Brick in Our Pocketbook

English Audio Version

How’s life looking to you?

Are things looking up? Is your stock market portfolio on the rise?

Do you have enough money to not even have to think about it? No matter what comes your way, you can cover every expense?

Or does your life just look that way? You live in an exclusive enclave, but the upkeep is killing you. Your car, with its shiny wheels, is crushing you with maintenance costs. Your investments are teetering, and you don’t know if you’ll be solvent from day to day.

Anxiety is like a brick in your pocketbook. It’s heavy. It’s awkward. And the thing is, no one except you can see it. You can smile, visit a trendy restaurant for a tasty lunch, even treat your friends to a night on the town. All the while, that brick is in your pocketbook, reminding you that your façade is precarious and can crumble in a puff of wind.

Proverbs 12:25 addresses your situation:

“Anxiety in a man's heart weighs him down, but a good word makes him glad.”

You can’t fix everything that might go wrong in your life. Worry doesn’t cut your costs. Sleepless nights can’t improve your portfolio’s performance.

Put it in God’s hands. Make your best decisions, even change your situation, if necessary. Shift to a more affordable residence. Some cars have lower upkeep than others. Maybe a lower-risk investment will suit you better.

Once you’ve resolved those the best you can, let the rest go. Be happy when your property tax bill drops. Get excited that your car repair is covered by the warranty. Smile when your stocks haven’t lost value.

Anxiety doesn’t have to be in control of you. It’s vital to search for the good word, to rejoice in happy news. It’s the path to peace of mind.

Your trust and faith in God can lighten even the heaviest load.

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