God is telling us not to fret about anything!—-Anything !! Can you think of anything that does not fit in the “anything”? instead of worrying—-pray—-about everything! Isn’t it interesting that God will give you peace when you are confronted with difficult decisions, difficult things, difficult concerns…the stress will lift when you “lift” your prayers towards HIM? the pressure is broken down and not as heavy to carry in your heart.
We tend to spend lots of money visiting therapists, counselors and they talk over things with us. yet they cant relieve the stress and worry which we carry so deeply in our hearts? only God can take upon this role in our lives-HE is our therapist and we can talk to HIM for free everyday! Our therapist in Heaven already has all the credentials which are needed, if we simply bring all our problems to HIM.—(let HIM do the answering? hmmmm…..I forget who is really in charge in my life) just like everyone else.
So how do we take off some of the weight of the burden in which we carry? we must be honest with God when praying to HIM, tell him the truth about how much the burden or burdens have consumed our heart and mind. Perhaps you are like me and have had some sleepless nights over a ministry, or: over a spouse who is sick, over your finances? The anxiety which consumes me simply robs me of the quality of life which God wants me to have. –(you, know the joy which we are suppose to be reflecting of HIM?) God wants me to be free from the burden if I’ll just give up and plead in HIS name to take the load “from me” and ALLOW HIM to LIFT THE BURDEN!
V.O.T.D.—“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]