I enjoy The Music Man every time I see it! It’s just a great feel good movie and yet it has a lot of lessons
to learn from. One of those is that if we look hard enough we can find trouble and plenty of it, even when there isn’t any.
Surely there is enough trouble in my life that I don’t need to manufacture any, so why do I? The answer…worry. Worry is a joy killer, a production killer and a kingdom living killer. It zaps everything in its path and serves no constructive purpose.
The opposite of worry is having joy in the midst of trouble which can only happen when I take hold of God’s mercy, grace and lovingkindness.
But seek first His kingdom and His righteousness, and all these things will be added to you. So do not worry about tomorrow; for tomorrow will care for itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own. Matthew 6: 33-34
I will rejoice and be glad in Your lovingkindness, Because You have seen my affliction; You have known the troubles of my soul. Psalm 31:7