Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God._ Philippians 4:6
Someone once said, “Worry is assuming responsibility that God never intended for you to have.” Yet it seems so much easier to worry about things instead of sharing our concerns with God. It seems, we think by worrying about our problems, they will vanish into thin air. But worrying won’t bring solution to our problems.
What is it that you worry about? Is it your finances? Your health? Your family? If you worry, our Scripture verse today offers some good advice. You know, if you think about it, worry really is useless. It has never solved a problem, never dried a tear, and never changed anything. And most of us spend most of our time worrying about things that will never happen or circumstances we can’t change anyway! Worry saps your strength, destroys your spirit, and robs you of joy in life. It takes its toll physically, emotionally, and spiritually. It is only a waste of our physical and emotional energy. In fact, worrying is one of the leading cause of heart disease. This is why God wants you to offer your concerns up to Him in prayer.
Today, I want to encourage you to stop worrying about your future, because God’s got your future! Don’t worry about your life, because He has your life! Don’t worry about anything, but rather, pray about everything! There’s nothing too great for God. There’s no problem too hard for God to solve and there is no problem too small for God.
Prayer: Lord, You are my good shepherd. I put my trust in You.
Scriptural Reading: Philippians 4:1-9
Source: Living Word Devotional.