Monday, October 17, 2016

But With Prayer...

"Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God." Philippians 3:6

Social media and the news outlets are crazy right now. It's enough to make you want to bury your head in the sand and ignore everyone and everything. And I'll even admit to a few days spent like that--but then today's verse burrows right into my hiding place.

Friends, our anxiety changes nothing. Giving into it only achieves one thing: to render us useless in this battle. The only thing that we have is the power to pray to the One who holds all power in his hands. Lay all your fear, frustrations, desires, and hopes at his feet. Give thanks that we live in a country where we're even allowed to have the discussions that are occurring...that we can still choose who will be elected into offices. And seek His wisdom before you step into that booth.

These candidates aren't a surprise to God. No breaking news story catches him off guard. He is the only sure thing in the midst of all the craziness going on. And that leads us to the very next verse:
And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. Philippians 3:7

The only way we're going to make it through the next month with any sense of peace is to sit at the feet of the One who offers peace in all things. Let's stop allowing man's word to speak louder than God's voice. Be anxious over nothing...pray...and bask in his peace.

1 comment:

  1. This really speaks to me, because...

    "It's enough to make you want to bury your head in the sand and ignore everyone and everything."

    This is what I am doing right now!