What If We Prayed as Much as We Worried?

“Don’t worry about anything; instead, pray about everything” (Philippians 4:6 NLT).

 

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If we prayed as much as we worried, we’d have a whole lot less to worry about.In fact, God doesn’t just want you to stop worrying. He wants you spend time praying, too?

It’s our best antidote for worry.

The Bible says, “Don’t worry about anything; instead, pray about everything” (Philippians 4:6 NLT).

God has already promised to take care of you. If it’s not worth praying about, it’s not worth worrying about. God knows every need you have. Talk to him about them.

When I was a kid, I went to my dad with every need I had. Sometimes I had expensive requests. But I didn’t once wonder where he’d get the money. It wasn’t my job to figure out where the money would come from. That was my dad’s job. My job was to ask.

It’s not your job to figure out how your needs will be met. It’s your job to ask God to meet them.

When you worry instead of asking, you’re acting like at atheist. Worry is practical atheism. It’s acting like you don’t have a heavenly Father—and that you’re a spiritual orphan.

Many people say they don’t pray because they don’t want to bother God with their problems. But there’s nothing too small for God. Every problem you face is small compared to the vastness of God.

God is ready and willing to not only listen to your problems but also to answer them.

The Bible says it rather bluntly: “You do not have what you want because you do not ask God for it” (James 4:2 GNT).

Do you want less stress in your life?

Worry less. Pray more. Worry about nothing. Pray about everything.

 

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THANK ME THROUGHOUT THIS DAY for My Presence and My Peace. These are gifts of
supernatural proportions. Ever since the resurrection, I have comforted My followers with these messages: Peace be with you, and I am with you always. Listen as I offer you My Peace and Presence in full measure. The best way to receive these glorious gifts is to thank Me for them. It is impossible to spend too much time thanking and praising Me. I created you first and foremost to glorify Me. Thanksgiving and praise put you in proper relationship with Me, opening the way for My riches to flow into you. As you thank Me for My Presence and Peace, you appropriate My richest gifts.

While they were still talking about this, Jesus himself stood among them and said to them, “Peace be with you.”
LUKE 24 : 36

“And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.”
MATTHEW 28 : 20

Through Jesus, therefore, let us continually offer to God a sacrifice of praise—the fruit of lips that confess his name.
HEBREWS 13 : 15

=JESUS CALLING=

 

Give God Your Hurts

 

In your life, you will be hurt by others; sometimes intentionally; sometimes unintentionally. How you handle that hurt determines your happiness.

When you bottle up hurt in your life and hold onto it – that is called resentment. If somebody hurt you years ago and you’re still holding onto it, it will poison your life. For your own health and happiness, you must learn to forgive.

The Bible says forgive and be forgiven. In fact, Jesus says, “If you do not forgive others, then your Father will not forgive the wrongs you have done.” (Matthew 6:15 TEV) They’re inter-related.

Forgiveness is the only way to get rid of the past. That’s one of the values of prayer. It helps you unload, forgive those who have hurt you and let it go so you can get on with life.

When we let go of our hurts and forgive others we are reflecting the grace of our heavenly Father, who forgave us and continues to forgive us. It means we’ve given God our love; we’ve given God our lives; and, in doing that, we worship God.

 

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  1. I used to struggle with a lot of anxiety until I began to mature in my faith and understanding of the Lord, His ways, and the gifts He gives us. I started to recognize what I was feeling or interpreting as anxiety was actually a call to prayer. This changed my life and put me on a path of giving my time and energy for intercessory prayer.
    Thank you for your article and insights!

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