Marian P. Merritt - Lagniappe

Where the Bayous Meet the Mountains

Thursday, March 15, 2007

Umbrella of Doubt

Yeah, I know that sounds a little contradictory. Usually umbrellas are meant to protect us from things—not be the thing we need protecting from…

It’s all in perspective.

When I doubt or worry it’s like I’m opening that big fat umbrella and cowering under it—blocking any blessings heading my way. Blocking God’s creativity within me.

Interesting thing about doubt is that is grows quickly with very little nourishment.

Remember the old adage—feed a fever and starve a cold or was that starve a fever and feed a cold? I can’t ever remember.

Either way, I’ve come up with a new one: Feed a hope—starve a doubt.

Next time rough weather fills your life, leave the umbrella…

Turn your face to the sky…

And drink.

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

1 comment:

Rebecca said...

Amazing how well this goes with the image of the woman on the beach along the sidebar!

Thank you for the reminder. (I wonder how we could draw this analogy to involve snow and shovels since that would be oh-so appropriate here ...)