Are you wrestling with Anxiety and Fear?
Do you ever have moments when anxiety tries to creep up on you and seize your heart?
Businessmen, who live in constant terror of losing his money?
Some people are so controlled by fear that they pray fretful prayers instead of faith-filled prayers.
Be careful for nothing, but in everything by prayer
and supplication with thanksgiving
let your requests be made known unto God.
Do you see the word “careful” in this verse? It is the Greek word merimnao, which means to be troubled; to be anxious; to be fretful; or to be worried about something.
This is the same word used in Matthew 6:25, when Jesus says, “Therefore I say unto you, Take no thought for your life, what ye shall eat, or what ye shall drink.…”
Jesus gives a special warning to people who live in the last days. He said, “And take heed to yourselves, lest at any time your hearts be overcharged with surfeiting, and drunkenness, and cares of this life, so that day come upon you unawares.”
So this phrase in Philippians 4:6 could be translated:
“Don’t be worried about anything — and that means nothing at all!”
I urge you to put an end to worry today, once and for all.
Jesus is waiting for you to cast all your cares upon Him because He really does care for you (see 1 Peter 5:7).
MY PRAYER: I don’t want to live this way anymore. I know this isn’t Your plan for my life, so by faith, I cast all my concerns on You. I release them into Your hands, Lord, and ask You to take them right now!
This is my Word of Hope for you, my friend.
Reflect on this message:
1. As you read or hear this message, what does it mean to you?
2. What part of it do you have questions about? Ask God to explain it to you.
3. What should you do now to apply this message to your life?