Friday, November 13, 2009

NTC Day 54: John 17-18, 1 Peter 3-5

Humble yourselves, therefore, under God's mighty hand, that he may lift you up in due time. Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you. – 1 Peter 5:6-7

What has you anxious and worried?

One of the best antidotes for worry is prayer.
In fact, worry teaches us to pray. When you worry, you think about a scenario and walk through all the various possibilities, each one more frightening and troubling than the next.

Instead of worrying about them, why not pray about them?
In many ways, prayer is the same as worry, with one notable exception. In worry, we allow our fear and doubt to guide us. In prayer, the Holy Spirit guides us. Instead of seeing every possible problem and difficulty, He opens our eyes to possibilities where God is working, shows us how God wants us to deal with a situation, or gives us peace when the trial continues.

The reason we don’t pray is because we are proud.
We think we can handle it and don’t need any help. It takes humility to ask for help. Humility means that we realize we can’t do it but God can. We don’t have what it takes, but He does, so we ask Him to help.

Humble yourself and cast all the worries and anxieties of life on God’s lap.
He loves you and longs to help.

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