Overcoming Worries

Day 2 of 7 • This day’s reading

Devotional

Lay it ALL down!

The Bible says, “Don’t worry about anything; instead, pray about everything. Tell God what you need, and thank him for all he has done. Then you will experience God’s peace, which exceeds anything we can understand. His peace will guard your hearts and minds as you live in Christ Jesus.” (Philippians 4:6-7, NLT)

Do you sometimes get overwhelmed with certain things and then think that these difficulties aren’t within the scope of God’s responsibility? As if He has specific areas of expertise, outside of which He can or will do nothing?

For example, do you perhaps think…

  • Ok, God can do anything, but why would He be concerned about my car’s broken engine?
  • Why would I ask Him to intervene about the problems with my co-workers?
  • Nothing I’m currently experiencing is important to Him...

Imagine now that you live in a huge house that needs repairs. However, as you’re taking inventory with the repair person, you withhold certain rooms from him. The renovation wouldn’t be complete...because even the smallest rooms matter!

Remember that if you give your problems to God, “...all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to His purpose.” (see the Bible, Romans 8:28)

Isaac Newton said, “As a blind man has no idea of colors, so have we no idea of the manner by which the all-wise God perceives and understands all things.” I can only encourage you to lay down everything at the feet of your God, who cares for your life even down to the smallest detail.

I invite you to pray with me if you’d like…“Heavenly Father, I acknowledge that You can do everything and that nothing is impossible for You! I also acknowledge that You know everything better than I do...Even if I don’t always understand what You’re doing or allowing, I choose to trust You. Again today, I place my hand in Yours because I want to walk with You. Help me to accept what I can’t change and release everything to You. My expectation and hope are in You. In the name of Your Son, Jesus, amen!”

Thanks for existing!
Eric Célérier