Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Do Not be Anxious About Anything...

There is one message that is repeated over and over in God's Word, and because it is so comforting, I go back to it again and again. The message is always the same, but it's phrased in different ways - the bottom line is "don't worry - just pray!"

Philippians 4:6:

Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God...

How often do we walk around anxious and stressed out because of things we have little or no control over? And why do we continue to worry, when we have learned from past experience that worry does nothing to help the circumstances, and in fact, only raises our blood pressure, causes insomnia, headaches, and illness?

God does not want His children to be anxious and troubled.

Over and over in His Word, He invites us to cast our cares on Him (1 Peter 5:7), and He promises that when we do, He will deliver us out of all our troubles (Psalm 34:4-7, 17,19).

When we have God's written guarantee that not only can we come directly to Him with our troubles and anxieties, but we can expect Him to deliver us and provide our needs, why in 'heaven's name' would we prefer to hang our heads, slump our shoulders, and still insist on struggling on trying to bear our own burdens?

All we need to do as His dearly loved children, is go to our Father in prayer and tell Him what is troubling us. When we do, we have His guarantee that He will hear us and help us - and as we come to Him, presenting our requests with thanksgiving, we are promised that His peace will guard our hearts and minds through Christ Jesus (Philippians 4:7).

1 comment:

Angel said...

Thanks for your inspirational message! I am having a very busy week, not to mention constantly worrying about how I'm going to get everything done. Your message gave me peace and reminded me that we are not to worry and to cast all our cares upon our Lord, Jesus! This is exactly what I needed to read today!