“Be 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, NKJV.
Either we’re praying or worrying about what is going on in our lives. Worrying about the outcome will open the door for fear, and fear then will cause the anxiety that you have to make something happen, you have to make a way, and as a man, it’s all on your shoulders. However, prayer will help you maintain a stance of faith in the One Who is able, in the One Who has already made a way.
It makes it hard to hear God’s voice when you’re worrying. It makes it easy to hear God’s voice when you’re praying. Why? Because He’ll reveal to you His will, what He’s going to do on your behalf and give you peace about it. When you worry, you’re not trusting in His sovereignty. With prayer, you’re choosing to put it in His hands. Whether great or small, He wants us to develop a habit of a prayer response first about everything that is going on in our lives, not a worrying one.
It may not be easy, but when the thoughts come about how to rebuild after one of life’s storms or while you’re in one, pray. When concerns come about your family, about provision, what to do today, or even your calling, decide to trust Him and pray about everything, worry about nothing, then thank Him for it.
Prayer: Father, I give You praise for a new day. No matter what’s happening in my life, help me have a prayer response first, not one of worry. I ask humbly for You to help me with what I’m going through. Speak to me Father. Make a way for me and those in need also. I believe and I thank You for it! In Jesus’ name, Amen!
Study: 1 John 5:14-15