Anything And Everything

October 20, 2014

I’ll give you a verse in the Bible covers anything and everything that will happen to you today. You find it in the little book of Philippians, chapter 4, verse 6 in the Living Bible version. The first part of the verse says, “Don't worry about anything.” Now, that sounds simple to do—but only until something major strikes today at the very center of what you care most about—perhaps the business you just started, or much more serious, your mate or one of your children. Then you find yourself thinking about the problem non-stop. You may go through the motions of your day pretty normally, but all the time you’re carrying on conversations with people, in the back of your mind, you’re worrying.

How can God tell you not to worry about anything when what you really care about is falling apart?  Well, the good part is that the verse doesn’t stop there.  God does on to say, “Instead, pray about everything.” Prayer is the antidote God gives for worry. The big question is, “Have you tried it?”  Today every time that worry pops up in your mind, immediately turn it into a prayer for God’s help. Our human tendency is to think that our worry is either too small to bother God about or too big for us to expect Him to fix. But nothing is too large or too small for God. That’s why He tells us to pray about everything— yes, every single worry that comes to mind.

The biggest problem most of have with prayer is giving up too soon.  We think that once we have prayed about a problem, that should take care of it.  But it doesn’t work that way. We need to pray every time we worry—and that can be pretty often on any given day.

So, there you have it—don’t worry about anything; pray about everything.  It truly is a verse that covers anything and everything in your life today.

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