IMG_1336Henry Ward Beecher said, “Every tomorrow has two handles. We can take hold of it with the handle of anxiety or the handle of faith.” I like this quote because of the message, but also because Mr. Beecher was a Congregational clergyman who was born in 1813.

It occurs to me that life has always been hard. It is inevitable that we will go through periods of turmoil, stress, loss, and pain, especially when we’re caring for those who cannot care for themselves,. The trick is to decide how we’re going to handle it.

I don’t believe that turning our troubles and worries over to God will instantly fix our problems, but when we can release our grip on the handle of anxiety and take hold of the handle of faith, I believe we will be able to experience the emotional and spiritual peace we will need to handle whatever lies ahead.