Thursday, April 7, 2011

Don't Worry, Pray

Don't Worry, Pray!

Why should we pray? There are many things I could say in response, but here is one reason why:

Prayer is the way by which God helps us to overcome our anxiety and worry.

We all know that life is full of troubles. We all struggle with concerns about our health, safety, family, finances, etc. In light of that, what should we do? Answer: Pray!

It's been said, "If your knees are shaking, kneel on them! So, the next time you are suddenly gripped with worry, turn it into a prayer.

The apostle Paul reminds us, "Don't worry about anything; instead, pray about everything. Tell God what you need, and thank him for all he has done. If you do this, you will experience God's peace, which is far more wonderful than the human mind can understand. His peace will guard your hearts and minds as you live in Christ Jesus" (Philippians 4:6–7).

Notice that Paul doesn't say, "Pray about everything . . . if you do this, your problems will go away." Rather, it says, "If you do this, you will experience God's peace, which is far more wonderful than the human mind can understand."

Now that is not to say that God cannot or will not remove your problem (or problems) because He sometimes does just that. But often, He will give us His strength and peace in the midst of the problem. In other words, we are able to put things into the proper perspective.

If you have a "big God"—by which I mean that you see God for who He really is—you will have "small problems."

It comes down to this:
  • Big God, small problems
  • Big problems, small God

I pray for all those blogging friends and family, that find themselves needing this message. I pray today that God will provide the peace you need to know that He will meet all your needs, when you let go and let Him handle things.


Marydon said...

Just beautiful write, Kat. The message is clear ...

Hope this finds you all well.

Have a beautiful weekend ~


Andrea said...

Amen, Sister! You and I were thinking alike, today. Both of us writing about prayer! Yours is a MUCH better post. God truly blessed me, here.
Love, hugs, and prayers,

Rita said...

Prayer is such a powerful thing! He can give us peace through prayer! You are right and I am thankful! Have a wonderful day!

Mari said...

I love the picture here and your post is great!
Makes me think of a song we sand as kids:
"Why worry, when you can pray.
Trust Jesus, He'll be your stay.
Don't be a doubting Thomas,
Rest fully in His promise,
Why worry, worry, worry - when you can pray!"
Do you know that song?

Debby@Just Breathe said...

Thank you. I actually copied the scripture and I am going to give it to my daughter to read. She is still has huge issues with her OCD and I think this will help her. She knows God but I'm not sure she is praying enough or maybe not listening to God.

LV said...

A message we all should hear each day. The main thing is to practice it. I do not worry as it solves nothing. My husband did enough of that for both of us. If you can do something about a situation, do it. If not, let it go. Trust all is well at your house.

Beth E. said...

Thank you so much, Kat. I needed to be reminded of this today!


Chocolate Covered Daydreams said...

God's peace...Amen!

David C Brown said...

Thank you since I am among those "that find themselves needing this message". Grace be with you.