Posted July 17, 2006
Padre Pio on Anxiety
Matthew 6:25, 32, 34 –
“Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or
what you will drink, or about your body, what you will wear . . . Your heavenly
Father knows that you need all those things.
“. . . So do not worry . . . “
But my needs burden my mind. How can I not worry?
Padre Pio’s assurance: “Do not anticipate the problems of this life with
apprehension, but, rather, with a perfect hope that God, to whom you belong,
will free you from them accordingly. He has defended you up to now. Simply
hold on tightly to the hand of his divine providence, and he will help you in
all events, and when you are unable to walk, he will lead you; don’t worry .
. . Don’t think about tomorrow’s events because the same heavenly Father who
takes care of you today will do the same tomorrow and forever.
“Live tranquilly. Remove from your imagination that which upsets you, and
often say to the Lord, “Oh, God, you are my God, and I will trust in you.
You will assist me and be my refuge, and I will fear nothing . . . “
Forgive me for worrying, Lord. I place my trust in you. Amen.