awelch13 wrote:Chapter 6 is probably one of the most timely messages I've received in a while.
"We want him to be in the maximum uncertainty, so that his mind will be filled with contradictory pictures of the future, every one of which arouses hope or fear. There is nothing like suspense and anxiety for barricading a human's mind against the Enemy. He wants men to be concerned with what they do; our business is to keep them thinking about what will happen to them."
I have a problem...and it's that I worry. I fuss about so many things if they don't follow the plan I have in my head. I know I shouldn't worry. I know all the verses by heart. But I must not believe them, because almost every day something happens and I worry again. It's as if I can't rest and know God will take care of me no matter what. Here though, Screwtape lets me in on what I can do. Since it is hard to stop worrying and dwell on nothing...I can focus those energies on what I am doing and can do for God. Then, I pray, as my focus shifts I will learn true peace and rest that I cannot understand.
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