Well, let me answer your question with a question. Wouldn't it be wonderful if there was some sort of medicine we could take that tasted good going down and worked with no side effects whatsoever - a cure-all, if you will? I know I sound like one of those side-show people in the old westerns - "Come one, come all and try the miracle of the century. It'll cure whatever ails ya!"
No, really, there is something that is that good - joy. The scripture says in Proverbs 17:22, "A joyful heart is good medicine, but a crushed spirit dries up the bones." I know quite a bit about crushed spirits. The kind of debt we are in could be a real spirit crusher if we allowed it to be.
But I know that Papa has my life in His hands, so instead of worrying, which incidentally, is hazardous to our health, I am going to proceed on in joy. I gain a lot of impetous for joy from what Jesus says in Matthew 6:27-34:
27And which of you by being anxious can add a single hour to his span of life?28And why are you anxious about clothing? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow: they neither toil nor spin, 29yet I tell you, even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these. 30But if God so clothes the grass of the field, which today is alive and tomorrow is thrown into the oven, will he not much more clothe you, O you of little faith? 31Therefore do not be anxious, saying, 'What shall we eat?' or 'What shall we drink?' or 'What shall we wear?' 32For the Gentiles seek after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them all. 33But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added unto you. 34Therefore, do not be anxious about tomorrow, for tomorrow will be anxious for itself. Sufficient for the day is its own trouble.So, instead of worrying, let's rejoice in our Papa. Today, I did a little rejoicing in the blessings Father has given me. It's so easy that you can do it too. Here's the recipe . . .
Just take a big, heaping dose of family (you can choose the flavor - you know, the ones you were born with or the ones you picked out for yourself).
Mix in a little water or whatever medium works for you (bowling, picnics, movies, games).
Stir vigorously with laughter, and enjoy!
Now, you can mix up a batch of joy that will cure the worst case of crushed spirit you've ever seen. Come on, open up and take your medicine; you know you like it!