ďBe 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 JesusĒ 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, itís 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 Godís voice when youíre worrying. It makes it easy to hear Godís voice when youíre praying. Why? Because Heíll reveal to you His will, what Heís going to do on your behalf and give you peace about it. When you worry, youíre not trusting in His sovereignty. With prayer, youíre 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 lifeís storms or while youíre 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 whatís 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 Iím 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 Jesusí name, Amen!
Study: 1 John 5:14-15