Tuesday, February 2, 2010
Be Anxious for Nothing
4 Rejoice in the Lord alway: and again I say, Rejoice. 5 Let your moderation be known unto all men. The Lord is at hand. 6 Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God. 7 And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus..- Phillipians 4:4-7
Rejoice! God has no limits, He cannot be overcome, He cannot be defeated and through Him, neither can we. He tells us in His word to be careful for nothing, be anxious for nothing. He can and will supply our every need. What awesome power He has and He is just waiting for us to call on Him to show what He can do.
Over the past year and a half I've seen just a portion of what God can do. I've learned to lean on Him and that He truly can and will provide my every need. Sometimes it takes being down to nothing to stand back, be still and let the Lord work. Sometimes our own stubbornness, our own need to "fix" things gets in the way of God fixing them. The awesome thing is He allows us to make our own decisions, our own mistakes and then He is right there when we come crying because we have messed everything up to the point we can no longer even try to fix it. In a single instant He can set everything right again. What love! What patience!
He gives us everything we need and most of what we want, sometimes even when it's not good for us. Like any parent, He listens and listens when we ask for things and even though it might not be in our best interest He will relent and let us have what we ask for because just like children we keep asking and asking. We can ask God for His perfect will in our lives or we can ask for His permissable will. The ideal would be to have His perfect will.
You can hold God to His word. He says He will never leave us or forsake us, He won't. He says He will provide our every need, He will. He says we matter to Him more than the sparrows and the lilies of the field, we do. Cast your cares on Him for He cares for you. Don't wait (like I did) until you are down to nothing, try Him now. Ask Him for His perfect will in your life. Ask Him to help you "cast your cares on Him" and leave them there.
Worrying will not add a day to your life, it will not solve the problems you have going on, just the opposite in fact, it can shorten your days. God does not intend for us to worry, have fear, have doubts. Getting to the point where you can let go and let God isn't easy, I know that. Been there, done that, but it can be done, you can do it. Get into His word, seek your answers there, spend daily time with God. In every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God, He will give you peace, He will provide all your needs and His shoulders are wide enough to carry your heaviest burden.
God bless and keep you.
If you have prayer requests please leave them in the comments. I would love to pray for you.
Pray for the peace of Israel.