Tuesday, April 6, 2010

oswald chambers on "fretting"

Oswald Chambers says:

Fussing always ends in sin.
We imagine that a little anxiety and worry are an indication of how really wise we are; it is much more an indication of how really wicked we are. Fretting springs from a determination to get our own way. Our Lord never worried and He was never anxious, because He was not "out" to realize His own ideas; He was "out" to realize God's ideas. Fretting is wicked if you are a child of God.... All our fret and worry is caused by calculating without God.

-from My Utmost for His Highest


  1. Interesting thought...need to ponder on this one a bit I think... :) xxx

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  3. Sorry - accidentally sent that previous comment from another blog I set up - so I deleted it...anyhow - what I was going to say was that a dear friend once shared w/ me...."If you worry, you don't trust God - and - If you trust God, you don't worry.

  4. How interesting, and true. It's a simple statement (idea), but holds a lot of meaning.

  5. My husband keeps a card on his desk. It says that "Worry is a rehearsal for tomorrow's failure." I think it applies to "fretting" as well.

  6. PS Yes, things are going okay with Mr Moorish - but it is early days and he is a difficult one being a bachelor... I proceed with caution although I'd love to just let myself go...but not an easy thing to do right now...Still I have a great time with him! xxx


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