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March 28, 2014

JACKIE DAVIS: Is worry really worth it?

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Lockport Union-Sun & Journal — As I took steps to notify friends and colleagues about what had happened, I received numerous responses and reassurances that many others had survived being hacked; and some offered positive solutions to help me.

(I want to give a very special thanks to the members of the Lockport Rotary Club, who personally let me know that they had received e-mails that were not from me.) My son Vincent was especially reassuring. I was able to focus, pray and take some practical steps to resolve the problem. Some good friends and I later shared a good laugh over the irony of the situation: An inspirational artist sending out inappropriate material — really?

I had to ask myself, is worry really worth it? What did I gain by the moments I spent worrying?

Worry may be defined by different sources as “to give way to anxiety or unease; to allow one’s mind to dwell on difficulty or troubles; or a state of anxiety and uncertainty over actual or potential problems.” It is synonymous with anxiety, uneasiness disquiet and distress, none of which I want to govern my state of mind.

One of the Bible verses my mother taught me as a child was “let not your heart be troubled; believe in God, believe also in me,” John 14:1. God’s arms are big enough to carry anything and everything that comes our way, if we simply give it to Him.

Sometimes, we just need to be reminded of that blessing.

Jackie Davis is an inspirational vocalist, musician and speaker with over 20 years of television broadcast experience. Her column is published on a bi-weekly basis. Contact her at jjd.22344@yahoo.com.

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