This is the day the Lord has made we should rejoice and be glad in it!
While enduring the horrors of the concentration camp in 1943, Dutch author Etty Hillesumwrote these profound words in her diary as she sought to banish worry,
Ultimately we have just one moral duty; to reclaim large areas of peace in ourselves—Etty Hillesum.
Ms. HIllesum fully understood what Jesus meant when He declared,
"Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own." (Matthew 6:34)
Ms. Hillisum certainly understood that life can bring great frustration and pain. She experienced continual danger, humiliation, and pain while being in a concentration camp. However, Ms. Hillisum realized something that many of us do not; the only thing that she could control was her own attitude and mind. Worry and anxiety would only sap her strength.
Worry is a false god that promises control; but worry merely opens the door to the...