Once when our daughter was upset about something, her daughter, Abbi, who was a young child at the time said, "Don't worry, mommy, no piggy!" Of course she meant "no biggy" but what she heard as a toddler was "no piggy". My daughter could not help but laugh at this, and her worries soon disappeared I am sure.
God gives us phrases to respond with when worry comes for a visit too. They are found in His Holy Book, and we are blessed to have a number of translations to use to find just the right words to help dissolve our worries with a smile, or kick them right out the door! It may not be a child's "no piggy" but it holds as much faith, love, and compassion.
God knows just what we need. Words have power and God's words have the ultimate power to break down our fears, remove our worries and bring laughter and joy to our days.
Matthew 6 tells us in The Message, " Give your entire attention to what God is doing right now, and don't get worked up about what may or may not happen tomorrow. God will help you deal with whatever hard things come up when the time comes."
My favorite verses come from Isaiah 41 in the Message. It seems God reads my mind~~imagine that! "Don't panic. I am with you. There is no need to fear for I'm your God. I'll give you strength. I'll help you. I'll hold you steady and keep a firm grip on you."
Even though our granddaughter is no longer a toddler and her days of saying "No piggy" are long gone, I still whisper them to myself at times to remind me to lighten up, and to the keep the faith of a small child. So, if today a worry comes to sit on your shoulder, pick up God's word to read and store in your heart, and try whispering to yourself, "No piggy!" I guarantee you will smile~
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