Worry like octopus tentacles

The octopus is drawn with Kaweco fountain pen with blue ink and the octopus is painted with Kuretake water colours. I took the picture of the handprinted octopus and got rid of the outline and used the Paper app to add cream sentiments around it.

Worry or anxiety is something that most people will experience. Worry comes from thinking too much about something. Just like the tentacles of an octopus, a thought will branch out to many thoughts. Thoughts about the future and uncertain things that has yet to happened. Worry is common, but there will be an extent in time when the worry will become overwhelming that it consumes you and makes you sick.

The question is, “How to get rid of worry?“. The answer is trusting that God has the best plan for you. Whatever season in life you are in, trusting God leads to inner joy, peace and contentment. It is said, “Do not worry about anything but in everything, through prayer and petition with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding will guard your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus.”

This is a verse that I have to remind myself daily. It is very easy to get consumed with thoughts, negative thoughts, pessimistic thoughts, hope-breaking thoughts if we do not direct our thoughts and focus on God. How God clothes flowers and feeds the birds, how will he also take care of His children. I myself struggle with this daily, worrying about my future, what will I be, what job will I do, and so much other things. But to remember that God has the best interest for me, and not to worry about anything, because He provides, He is faithful, He is good, and He never disappoints.

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