Anxious For Nothing Session 3
4 Rejoice in the Lord always; again I will say, rejoice. 5 Let your reasonableness be known to everyone. The Lord is at hand; 6 do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. 7 And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. 8 Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things.
- Philippians 4:4-8 ESV
Present Your Requests to God
Our search for what we think we want in life can be compared to standing on the banks of a wide river called “If Only.” We gaze longingly across its waters until our eyes rest on the far shore where we believe our dreams lie. Have you ever found yourself standing on its banks?
Have you ever found yourself sayings things such as if only I were richer, then I would be happy. If so, you’ve located a source of anxiety.
The quest to somehow cross that river is costly. Perhaps you work longer hours in an attempt to reach that far shore.
The truth is that the good life begins not when our circumstances change but when our attitude toward them does. This begins with recognizing the gifts that God has provided and then filling our hearts with gratitude for those blessings. It begins by recognizing our need to turn to God in prayer, not despair.
To whom or what is your life anchored?
What is keeping you from surrendering to God and being anchored in God’s love, power, and wisdom?
Today is the day to discover that “Christ is enough.”
Call out to the One who deeply loves you and longs to help you today! And we'd love to come along your side and lift you up in prayer!