Be Anxious for Nothing

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grunge-2667529_1920Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God; and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus. ~ Philippians 4:6-7

For as long as we live, we face the cares of life. Those thorns that choke the spiritual life (Matthew 13:22) and disrupt our world. Yet, in 1 Peter 5:7, Jesus tells us to cast all our cares upon Him because He cares for us. Whether the struggle is financial, physical, emotional or spiritual… a minor discomfort, an unexpected setback, or a major heartbreak.

In prayer, we make our requests known… then receive the peace that surpasses all understanding. By taking up the shield of faith (Psalm 7:10-17), trusting in Jesus the Saviour (Matthew 8:23-9:13) and thanking God for his provision (Genesis 21-23) we can overcome the cares of life. We can depend on Jesus to preserve our peace of mind.

Even when the cares of life rage into a storm… remember Joshua 1:9, which tells us that God commands Christians to be strong and courageous… not to tremble or be dismayed, because He is with us where ever we go. According to Psalm 46, God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.

So, as we wrestle with the cares of life… we might not understand why God permits storms. Yet, we must thank Him… for it is in storms that we learn to trust Him and stand on His word. Psalm 37:4-5, tells us to delight ourselves in the Lord and He will answer our prayers… as we commit our future to Him and trust that He will defend us.

In other words, whatever we need… to overcome the cares of life… even when they become a raging storm… God’s got it. He gives us courage, takes away our fears and leaves us anxious for nothing.

God Bless… I am Wiley’s granddaughter.