Don't worry about anything; instead, pray about everything. Tell God what you need, and thank him for all he has done. (Philippians 4:6, NLT)
How often do you battle with anxieties and worries in the Coronavirus season? Thoughts regarding the lack of incomes in carrying on for the following weeks. Anxious about losing your job, and business had closed down. These are real issues which many of us, otherwise all of us are experiencing. There's nothing much we could do, yet there's something fundamental we should do.
Paul encourages us to submit all things to Christ in prayers. He advises us not to give in to anxieties and worrisome thoughts. Does it sound familiar? That's what Matthew 6 had taught us, and those were Jesus' own words that we shouldn't worry about human needs. Our Heavenly Father has sorted out all these earthly blessings.
A true story
We often couldn't comprehend how God's provision would land on our doorstep. But after four years living in Melbourne as a new migrant, my family and I had accepted by faith and in God's grace that, in His appointed time, earthly blessings would find their ways to me. I share this not to boast about my faith in Christ, but a humble and broken man who is fully clinging unto my Lord and Savior. All the memorable experiences I had encountered go to my Lord. May His name receive all praises and glory!
Let us pray
Returning to Paul's writing, what could we do instead of worrying?
He said, "Don't worry about anything; instead, pray about everything. Tell God what you need, and thank him for all he has done."
In my recent sermon, I encouraged my church friends to set aside time daily and be with Jesus. Perhaps, all of us should take time out and pray about everything. Tell God what we need, and thank Him for All He has done.
Let us pray:
Dear Lord Jesus, I love You, and I missed You so much. I thank You for taking care of my wife and children; my parents of old age, and my siblings. Lord, I have so many needs. Today, I'll place them at Your feet as a demonstration of humility and brokenness. Your grace is more than enough for me, and I will rejoice in the Spirit. In Jesus' name, I pray. Amen.