Tuesday, April 27, 2010

The Worry Drain

"Worry does not empty tomorrow of its sorrow; it empties today of its strength." ~ Corrie Ten Boom

Corrie Ten Boom was a Dutch woman who's family hid Jews in their Holland home during World War II. She and her family were eventually caught and she was sent to Ravensbruck concentration camp. She survived the camp and went on to tell her story.

For someone who went through what she did, to be able to say that worry is worthless should teach us all something!

Worry does not help us change one thing about what is happening around us, or what will happen in the future. All it does is drain our strength.

Why would we want to drain our strength? Especially if we are going through something challenging?

If you want to be uplifted and inspired, learn more about this great lady, and the amazing sacrifice that she and her family made to help others!

The movie, "The Hiding Place" (also a book) is a remarkable account of the Ten Boom family's experience as they hid Jews from the Nazis and were taken to concentration camps as a result. I read this book for the first time when I was in third grade. I never cease to be inspired by the story of these courageous and principled people!

More information on Corrie Ten Boom

Take a lesson from someone who experienced more horror than you or I could possibly imagine. Banish worry from your repertoire of emotional reactions. It serves no useful purpose.