“Do not be anxious about anything.”
Anxiety should never be found in a believer. Despite of the magnitude, quantity, and diversity of our trials, afflictions, and difficulties, anxiety should not exist in us under any circumstances.
This is because we have a Father in heaven who is almighty, who loves us, and whose complete joy and delight is to continually assist us under all circumstances.
We should heed His Word, which says, “Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.”
“In everything”…not simply when our house is on fire or when our beloved spouse and children are gravely ill, but even in the smallest matters of life.
We are to take everything to God. Little things. Very little things. Like what we should wear or eat or which route we should take to work.
Sounds easy…but how do we talk to God…
- “By prayer and petition” – earnestly pleading, persevering and enduring, and waiting, waiting, waiting on God. Can’t emphasize the waiting enough 🙂
- “With thanksgiving” – always laying a good foundation…even if we have no possessions, there is one thing for which we can always be thankful – that He has saved us from hell…we can also give thanks that He has given us His Holy Word, His Holy Spirit, and the most precious gift of all – His Son. Therefore when we consider all this, we have many reasons for thanksgiving…
..and when we do so…“the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard our hearts and our minds in Christ Jesus” (Philippians 4:7). This is such a wonderful, genuine, and precious blessing that we can have when we constantly commune with God and when we are in a real crisis we will see that it truly “transcends all understanding.”
It is my prayer this morning that we will each search our heart several times a day, and if we find something that is disturbing our peace, let us remember to take the proper steps to restore the calm.
May we will take these truths to heart, instinctively walking in them, in order that we may live a life that glorifies God more abundantly than ever before…amen!