Monday, December 2, 2013
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I recently read an article by a Medical Doctor who told about how difficult it is to practice medicine today. She said not only does the government interfere with her practice with useless paper work and oppressive rules but the patients she sees are mostly complaining about their anxieties, fears and troubles not physical ailments. They are mostly concerned about superficial issues in life instead of substantial problems.
Why are so many people taking pills because they are worried sick? Are things in America so bad that we can't face them? Are these people facing starvation, wars and hurricanes? Not so much. In fact, we are living longer, healthier lives than ever in history. But we are worried.
In Graduate School it was called, "The Worried Well". People were well physically and emotionally but worried nonetheless.As Mark Twain said, many catastrophes had occurred in his life but mostly in his mind. We seem to be unable to manage our negative thoughts and they wreak havoc in our emotions. I grew up in the era of where churches sang hymns and songs designed to keep the people calm. One chorus went like this:
Many things about tomorrow
I don't seem to understand
But I know who holds tomorrow
And I know who holds my hand.
I am no song writer but we have written on similar topics. Our books and videos are well designed to help people find the peace and serenity of Christ.