The reason it came to mind, though, is because as I was thinking about a few bills I need to pay and how to go about doing it, I realize it won't matter in as little as a week. It will get paid on time or it won't, but it will get paid eventually. Life doesn't end when we have to pay late fees. For all the time we stress about little things like money or work, life continues on and it continues on in blessings and joys and God's peace and adventures.
Sometimes I think we people wonder why God doesn't do more of those big miracles like feeding 5000+ people with a few loaves and a couple fish. We even naively think if people who hadn't yet committed to God saw medical miracles, providential miracles, flashy miracles that can't be ignored; they'd accept Christ and be saved. But we people are fickle. We are blessed with a huge blessing and then we start wishing for something else. We are given a great gift and we often find reason to be discontent with it. We explain away an outpouring of God's power -- all of this is done to justify us living for ourselves.
What really affects us is the inner workings, the kindness of God; the kindness of strangers; the love expressed by those in our lives -- those people who know us and still love us!
We are not of this world.
What we stress about, if we really examine it, is plain silly and distracting. We stress about things that will resolve themselves in some way within a week or two. Even if it is a long-standing challenge that takes months to work itself out wasting our thoughts on it truly is a waste of a precious gift God has given us. I read something lately that one of the most precious gifts God has given us is our brains --- think what they can do. We have imagination and memory -- two brain processes that change our worlds for better or worse.
Let it be for better. Put your mind on the things of God, not on the things of this world. Think about what you have to think about, but then let those thoughts go. Don't dwell on them. Don't stress about them. Don't worry about them. You're more than that. You're here for a reason (and it isn't to worry).