Thursday, May 4, 2017
Don't Worry - Pray!
"Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God."
- 79 Philippians 4:6
Worry, many feel, is their duty when hit with stress.
They think that by worrying they are doing something and are therefore engaged in the solution.
Worry solves nothing; it only makes things worse for yourself.
Philippians 4:6 says don't worry . . . pray.
Present your need before God and leave it there.
If you went to valet parking and left your car with the attendant but worried about it all during dinner, you would have a terrible time.
You are saying you don't trust the attendant, and that the car was more important than dinner.
When stressed, we need to leave our worries with God and walk away.
If we worry, we're saying that we don't trust God with the keys to our lives.
We lose appreciation for what else He's given us.
We think He doesn't hear us or care.
Worry solves nothing.
Presenting your need to God and leaving it there for Him to handle solves EVERYTHING."