Be Not Anxious
“Therefore I say to you, do not be anxious about your life,
what you will eat or what you will drink; nor about your body, what you will put on.
Is not life more than food and the body more than clothing?”
Christians are to rejoice. To do that, you need only to think of the great and many things God has done for you; As hymn writter Johnson Oatman puts it in the words of his hymn “Count your many blessings, name them one by one, And it will surprise you what the Lord has done.” Then we are told not to be anxious, but in our prayers to make our requests known to God. In your biggest problems, you have One to whom you can turn; and before Him, you can pour out your heart with the assurance that He will not leave you without an answer to that great problem. Then we are to fill our minds with those things that are good. They are mentioned in the Scriptures as being things that are true, honourable, just, pure, lovely, of good report, and of virtue. It is upon these things that we are to think. Live positively, not negatively. Once you learn that secret, God will have given you the victory.
You know what troubles me today, Father God. In faith, I give it all over to You and now praise You, knowing Your love will not fail. In the Redeemer's name, I pray. Amen.