Jacob’s Ladder: A Song From My College YearsOct 20th, 2011 | By Jacob | Category: Editorials
By Jacob Bembry
When I was in college, there was a song out that people couldn’t help but smile when they heard it. If they tried singing it, it was impossible not to take its words to heart and feel them. You probably know the song; you may have even sung it. The song was Bobby McFerrin’s “Don’t Worry, Be Happy.”
My sister, Abbie, absolutely loves that song. She even loves my old broken down voice singing a different version of the song I came up with: “Don’t Worry, Be Abbie.”
Believe me, I am probably one of the biggest worrywarts in the world and I know that God did not intend for us to be like that. Jesus told us “Take therefore no thought for the morrow: for the morrow shall take thought for the things of itself. Sufficient unto the day is the evil thereof.” Matthew 6:34 In other words, he was telling us, “Don’t worry, be happy.”
With the cares of the world encompassing us and threatening to strangle us, sometimes we have to step back and think if what we are worrying about is really worth our time. Is it just FEAR – False Evidence Appearing Real? The majority of the time, I’ve discovered that many things are not worth worrying about and I don’t need them crowding and clouding my mind.
We should just hand our cares to Jesus and “Don’t Worry, Be Happy.”