From My Perspective - - -
An experience that can be experienced from time to time occurs when you try to engage with someone who has an issue with his/her Collywobbles or Mulligrubs. There is no way to detect this immediately. After a brief time, it will become obvious that the person you are seeking to engage in meaningful conversation is afflicted with either Collywobbles and/or Mulligrubs. There are two indicators of Collywobbles: (1) a person will display apprehension; nervousness; or a feeling of fear. (2) one who complains or informs the presence of intestinal cramps or some other intestinal disturbance. In either case, one should be wary and cautious with such a person. Why? It will soon become obvious that the collywobbles are having an effect upon one’s mulligrubs. There will be a display of ill-temper; grumpiness; and a possible colic-type behavior. One can get his/her mulligrubs to settle down by trying Activia Yogurt, Maalox or a quantity of Tums (for the Tummy). It is advantageous to know that some individuals love to expose their mulligrubs whenever they can to gain either attention or sympathy.
There is another cause and effect for Collywobbles and Mulligrubs. There is a strong possibility that one’s spiritual equilibrium has been neglected. In terms of one’s spiritual internals, there may be a deficiency of that which contributes to steadiness and balance. A person can easily become overwhelmed with the details and duties of life. In some cases, the result is a nervous breakdown when a person is no longer able to cope with the pressures of life. In other cases, it is marked by worry, angst and anxiety. There is evidence of the inner-turmoil one is experiencing. It could be life in general or some particular issue that is not readily made known. The inner suppression will only compound matters. A reason for the suppression is a hesitancy to be transparent due to a fear of consequences that could ensue. A person doesn’t wish to be considered as one who is troubled. It is a fear of social non-acceptance or hasty judgments by one’s peers.
A Harvard Medical School Health Publication states the impact that anxiety can have in a person’s life: “Anxiety is a reaction to stress that has both psychological and physical features. If unchecked, the result will affect one’s: “nervous system, heart and breathing rates increase, muscles tense, and blood flow is diverted from the abdominal organs to the brain. The report summarizes: “Anxiety has now been implicated in several chronic physical illnesses, including heart disease, chronic respiratory disorders, and gastrointestinal conditions. When people with these disorders have untreated anxiety, the disease itself is more difficult to treat, their physical symptoms often become worse, and in some cases they die sooner.” The Study Also Contains The Following Data regarding unintended consequences that some fear: “Nearly two-thirds of the estimated 57 million adults with anxiety disorders are women. What people with these disorders have in common is unwarranted fear or distress that interferes with daily life.” Another estimate by WebMD states that 40 million people struggle with stress disorders that include panic attacks and social anxiety. A general summary statement indicates that some of the unintended consequences are: “Chronic worrying affecting daily life so much that it interferes with appetite, lifestyle habits, relationships, sleep, and job performance.” They add a Conclusion that states: “Many people who worry excessively are so anxiety-ridden that they seek relief in harmful lifestyle habits such as overeating, using alcohol and drugs.”
Proverbs 12:25 (ESV) reminds us: “Anxiety in a man's heart weighs him down, but a good word makes him glad.” Are you an encouragement for one who is struggling with his/her collywobbles and/or mulligrubs? In the Sermon on the Mount, Jesus reminded His disciples and followers (Matthew 6:25-34): “You of little faith! Do not worry then, saying, What will we eat? or What will we drink? or What will we wear for clothing? Your heavenly Father knows that you need all these things. 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.” One must let go of worry and anxiety. I Peter 5:7 (NLT) reminds is to: “Give all your worries and cares to God, for he cares about what happens to you.” Consider these things with me!