Watching the clock—or trusting God?

Like many people with busy schedules, my husband and I use our videocassette recorder to tape television programs we'd like to view at a more convenient time. One feature of the VCR we especially like is the fast forward button. This enables us to scan quickly over commercial interruptions that have been recorded along with the program, as well as parts of the program we don't care to see. We appreciate the way this allows us to have control over our viewing habits.

Wouldn't it be wonderful if we could control the time spent on all our activities in this same way? Then the stress and anxiety often associated with fast-paced living might be eliminated from our lives! Well, there is a way we can avoid stressful thoughts and their debilitating effects. This isn't done through any sort of psychological or physical manipulation, but through turning to our heavenly Father and trusting in His spiritual, harmonious government of man and the universe.

True communication
May 29, 1995

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