Thursday, February 4, 2016

Worry Less & Pray More

Don’t fret or worry. Instead of worrying, pray. 
Let petitions and praises shape your worries into prayers,
 letting God know your concerns. Before you know it, 
a sense of God’s wholeness, everything coming together for good, 
will come and settle you down. It’s wonderful 
what happens when Christ displaces worry
 at the center of your life. 
- Philippians 4:6-7 MSG

What are you worrying about today, ladies?

In my quiet time this morning I read the verses above and was reminded of Truth. It was refreshing. Let all my fretting and worrying be honed into prayer with my heavenly Father. Allowing Him to be a part of the process. God knows how many hairs are on my head, thinks of me more than sand on the shore and desires to grow in a deeper relationship.  Some hurdles in life, when we are unsettled, cause us to depend on the Lord more and strengthen our dependence on Him. 

Whether it's debt, kids, marriage, church, friends, trying to please people, school choices, balancing a overly crowded life, running on empty, or just is worth taking  time to unload it all onto His plate. He is stronger. He is wiser. He is the One who gives supernatural peace when we are frozen with fear. 

You will keep in perfect peace all who trust in you, 
all whose thoughts are fixed on you! 
- Isaiah 26:3

Allow yourself a few moments of quiet today to get before your Maker. Ask Him for wisdom in those areas of weakness. Ask Him to shine light in areas of your life that need strengthening. Then act in obedience to His prompting. An unknown path isn't so scary when you walk hand and hand with your Savior who is guiding your every step. 

I want to worry less and pray more. How about you??

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