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Gary Zimak is the founder of Following The Truth Ministries (http://www.followingthetruth.com), a lay apostolate created to assist Catholics in learning more about their Faith. He is a regular guest on EWTN Radio’s “Son Rise Morning Show”, Ave Maria Radio’s “Catholic Connection with Teresa Tomeo” and appears frequently on several other Catholic radio programs.  In addition to writing for CatholicLane. Mr. Zimak hosts a daily program on BlogTalkRadio and posts frequently on his blog, Facebook and Twitter.  He is a member of Catholics United For The Faith and the Knights of Columbus and resides in New Jersey.


1 posted on 12/14/2011 11:56:13 AM PST by Salvation
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**Based upon these and many other Biblical passages, it’s fairly safe to draw the conclusion that God does not want us to worry needlessly.**

Non-worrisome ping


2 posted on 12/14/2011 11:59:03 AM PST by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: Salvation

“Be not anxious!” — The hardest advice IHS ever gave.

“Therefore do not be anxious about tomorrow, for tomorrow will be anxious for itself. Let the day’s own trouble be sufficient for the day.” — One of the best things IHS ever said.

These days,my “mantra” is, “IHS, I trust in you.” When I get sad or self-pitying or worried or despairing — “IHS, I trust in you.”

I pray that IHS will open the hearts of those I love who do not know how well they are loved by the Pantokrator — and that therefore they have nothing to fear. And when I am done naming them to Him .... “IHS I trust in you.”

May my trust grow and swell to be a river of trust from which others may drink.


3 posted on 12/14/2011 12:44:36 PM PST by Mad Dawg (Jesus, I trust in you.)
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To: Salvation

“Be not anxious!” — The hardest advice IHS ever gave.

“Therefore do not be anxious about tomorrow, for tomorrow will be anxious for itself. Let the day’s own trouble be sufficient for the day.” — One of the best things IHS ever said.

These days,my “mantra” is, “IHS, I trust in you.” When I get sad or self-pitying or worried or despairing — “IHS, I trust in you.”

I pray that IHS will open the hearts of those I love who do not know how well they are loved by the Pantokrator — and that therefore they have nothing to fear. And when I am done naming them to Him .... “IHS I trust in you.”

May my trust grow and swell to be a river of trust from which others may drink.


4 posted on 12/14/2011 12:44:56 PM PST by Mad Dawg (Jesus, I trust in you.)
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To: Salvation
That doesn’t mean that we shouldn’t prepare for the future and tend to important daily matters... For the most part, we worry because we don’t trust God’s plan for our lives.

These seem contradictory points that could've used additional discussion.

"Fear" of the Lord is respect and reverence not equivalent to the anxiety and fear discussed elsewhere in the piece.

8 posted on 12/14/2011 2:56:34 PM PST by newzjunkey (Republicans will find a way to reelect Obama and Speaker Pelosi.)
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To: Salvation

What I worry about is this: if something I perceive as bad is going on in my life, is this God standing in the way of a bad path for me, or is it Satan interfering in my life, or is it my own stupidity and sinfulness keeping me from receiving God’s perfect will for my life? Half the time I don’t know. I just pray that His will be done, but I still go through all kinds of anxiety wondering.

I mean, if it’s His will that I lose my home and end up sleeping on a steam grate and getting my dinner out of a dumpster because He knows I need more humility, then fine, I’ll take that beat-down and thank Him for it. But if it’s the Adversary acting in this, which does happen in our lives, I need to resist it and pray against it. Or am I preventing His grace from working in my life?

eh.


9 posted on 12/14/2011 3:14:44 PM PST by ottbmare (off-the-track Thoroughbred mare)
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To: Salvation

This is very helpful for me because I am prone to worry. I am constantly reminding myself that worry is a sign of a lack of faith. Great food for thought in this post and the comments.


11 posted on 12/15/2011 6:08:52 AM PST by Melian ("Where will wants not, a way opens.")
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