Do not be anxious.

From Streams in the Desert yesterday morning.



So perfect. So convicting. So encouraging. So had to share:

"Quite a few Christians live in a terrible state of anxiety, constantly fretting over the concerns of life. The secret of living in perfect peace amid the hectic pace of life is one well worth knowing. 

What good has worrying ever accomplished? It has never made anyone stronger, helped anyone do God's will, or provided for anyone a way of escape out of their anxiety or confusion.

Worry only destroys the effectiveness of lives that would otherwise be useful and beautiful. Being restless and having worries and cares are absolutely forbidden by our Lord, who said, "So do not worry, saying, 'What shall we eat?' or 'What shall we drink?' or 'What shall we wear?' (Matthew 6:31).

 He does not mean that we are not to think ahead or that life should never have a plan or a pattern to it. He simply means that we are not to worry about these things...

Oh, for the grace to be silent! Oh, to "be still and know that Jehovah is God (Ps. 46:10)!" The Holy One of Israel will defend and deliver his own."! We can be sure that His every word will stand forever, even though the mountains may fall to the sea. He deserves our total confidence

So come, my soul, return to your place of peace, and rest within the sweet embrace of the Lord Jesus."

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This, y'all. What a perfect reminder for my restless heart. A perfect reminder that Jesus is bigger. Bigger than blank, blank, and blank. Bigger than my worries. Bigger than our hard days. Like Philippians 4 says, do NOT be anxious. Give it to Him. Petition to Him. Cry out to Him. Then let it go.

Praying for you as I try to do the same.

1 comments:

  1. Perfect timing! Love this reminder! So wished we could have seen YOU, too, today! Miss and love you!

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