Be Anxious for Nothing!
Ok, can we talk about this again?
This ‘trying to figure things out’ thing!
I know we just discussed it last week, but it is a biggie.
And a tactic of the enemy to steal our peace.
Or maybe I should say steal our peace for that moment or that day or that week, hopefully not that entire year, but sometimes yes, that does happen.
See we are hidden in Christ. Jesus Christ is the Prince of Peace, so the enemy can’t exactly steal our Jesus, but he does distract us from our precious Prince of Peace, Jesus and causes us to look at our circumstances instead of looking at the One who created us.
I woke up this morning once again trying to figure something out (I mean when will I learn), don’t worry it wasn’t the same thing that I was trying to figure out the last week, it was quite different actually, theological of sorts, seems more holy right, like there might be an exception in this case?
Well, I don’t think so.
Figuring it out, is still figuring it out, it is still trusting in ourselves instead of trusting in God.
God doesn’t call us all to be theologians, He calls us to live by faith, He calls us to renew our minds with His Word, He calls us not to be anxious but to pray.
Check this out:
6 Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. 7 And the peace of God, which surpasses all comprehension, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. Philippians 4:6
I LOVE this promise. Isn’t it amazing.
It almost seems ludicrous but it’s not, it is the very Word of God. Divinely penned.
The Bible is so clear that it is our job to take every thought captive to the obedience of Christ. And that is because God knows what is best for us, He knows what the world, the enemy and sometimes our very own flesh will do to distract us, so He warns us, because HE is a good Daddy!
We need to protect our hearts and renew our minds.
Interesting that God shows us right in scripture how to do this: (simple but sometimes hard)
6 Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. 7 And the peace of God, which surpasses all comprehension, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.
He does it for us actually, if we will pray and thank Him and give Him our requests, He will guard our hearts and minds in Christ Jesus.
I think the biggest lie sometimes is thinking that we know better, than God. Or that He doesn’t have time for us? But the Bible says, that He cares for us and that He wants us to bring those things that make us anxious to Him!
right here is 1 Peter 5:7
Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you.
How amazing is our God?
That He would care enough to take on those things (even the tiny seemingly insignificant things) which make us anxious.
He is a good Dad and can be trusted even when we may not fully understand.
Keep seeking Him, He is there waiting for you!
for He says:
“You will seek Me and find Me when you search for Me with all your heart.” Jeremiah 29:13