Happy Monday! This morning I woke up to a little surprise outside my window…
|Note, the snow on the roof!|
|It may only be a little bit, but it sure made me happy:)|
That’s right, SNOW! Even though it was only a little tiny bit of snow, it still made me a little excited. By now it has surely all melted away, but it was so nice to see a little piece of home, even if only for a short while! (Can you tell I miss winter??)
Anyways, I was reading this morning in Philippians and came across one of my favorite passages of scripture.
“Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with Thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.”
Life is full of situations that induce anxiety. We live in a sinful, fallen world—how could that fact alone not produce a stressful environment? But, God says we don’t have to worry about anything. We can choose to not be anxious, overly stressed and worried. Ultimately, worrying is not going to get us anywhere fast. The only thing that can be done in any situation we may face is to bring the condition before the Lord in prayer. There is nothing to be gained through worrying, but everything to be gained in going before the Lord in prayer, seeking his face in the midst of a stressful situation.
Only when we humble ourselves before the Lord, and prayerfully bring our petitions before his throne, can we truly begin to walk in the freedom and peace that emanates from him. Only through prayer can we feel peace instead of anxiety in the midst of a worrisome situation. And only through prayer can we truly accomplish anything in this life.
Prayer is such a powerful means of communication with the Lord, yet so often it is overlooked. We feel as though God can’t truly help us overcome our stressful situations, so we look to our own power and abilities to compensate for his. How much more could we accomplish in life if we just asked for his help and guidance? Prayer has the power to do change our anxiety to peace. Doesn’t that sound like a much better way to live? It sure does to me!
Well, I hope you all are having a great day so far! I’m off to enjoy the cold weather! God Bless:)