Bishop Taylor Smith used to write the following in his autograph books:
“The worried cow would have lived till now
If she had saved her breath;
But she feared her hay wouldn't last all day,
And she mooed herself to death.”
“What else does anxiety about the future bring you but sorrow upon sorrow?” - Thomas a Kempis.
Mat 6:31-34 (CEV): “Don’t worry and ask yourselves, ‘Will we have anything to eat? Will we have anything to drink? Will we have any clothes to wear?’ Only people who don’t know God are always worrying about such things. Your Father in heaven knows that you need all of these. But more than anything else, put God’s work first and do what he wants. Then the other things will be yours as well. Don’t worry about tomorrow. It will take care of itself. You have enough to worry about today.”
“Prayer is an acknowledgment of faith; worry is a denial of faith.” – Selected.