Worry and Concern — An Allegory


When I joined the Feedback Team for Finding Purpose, Book 2 in Chronic Joy’s THRIVE Study Series, I was so intrigued by the activities included with the study questions. One of the options was an invitation to write an allegory based on the differences between worry and concern. Writing this story became a way to explore my own fears of facing the future with a chronic illness.


Are you facing an unknown future that might seem fearsome or lonely? Come along with me for a look into two different ways to face life.


She felt the shackles on her feet grow tighter as a strangling sensation began to choke the air in her lungs. “Worry” was her name and she usually found a way to live up to that description. She hobbled through life with first one and then another fear setting the tone.

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I am so blessed to be sharing words over at Chronic-Joy Ministry today, as part of their launching of Finding Purpose.  To continue reading the rest of this post, please join me at their site by clicking here.



And as promised over the last few weeks, today is the day I’m announcing the winner of the Giveaway for a copy of Finding Purpose.  I used the number generator at Random.org and Victor S. E. Moubarak is the winner!  I will be connecting with you, Victor, to find your “snailmail” address so I can get the copy mailed off to you. Congratulations!  And, thank you to all of you for your encouraging and kind comments as I have launched my new website. I pray God’s richest blessings over all of you!  May you find HIS joy and peace as you trust in Him!


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8 thoughts on “Worry and Concern — An Allegory

  1. Dear Bettie, although I’ve left a fuller comment on Cindee’s site, I just wanted to say something here as well. I think you have done a brilliant job. This lively story is a beautiful allegory and a it offers a useful distinction between worry and concern. Well done, my friend! Love and hugs! xoxo

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    1. Dear Joy, Thank you for commenting here, and over at Chronic Joy too! I am so thankful for the ways that the Lord brings His truth to our hearts! I was so surprised at the way He directed my thoughts once I opened my heart to let Him speak through this allegory. Blessings, love and hugs to you my dear friend! xoxo

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  2. Bettie, your post shows how wonderfully God works when we open our hearts to Him and “let Him speak” in and through us. Isn’t that the desire and goal we should always have? Yet the surrender can be far from easy! May your weekend be blessed with rest and peace after such a busy creative week. Love you! xoxo 💜

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    1. Dear Joy, Thank you so much for your support and encouragement here! I am so grateful that He brings us to places where we can walk alongside each other through the surrenders He calls us to. He is so gracious to us! xoxo


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