Our Anxiety is Not God’s Anxiety
We get anxious about so many things. Most of us are worried about the direction our nation is going. Our minds imagine all sorts of negative scenarios, but God is not falling off His throne! Do you really think you can change anything by worrying or by scheming and trying to figure out what will bring about the best outcome? He invites us to pray and enter His rest, because there He can calm our hearts and show us how much He cares. Then, He can give us His directions and surprise us with His answers! (Timmerle Kelly)1
Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all comprehension will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.” (Philippians 4:6-7; NASB)
Give Him 15 minutes in prayer:
Confess to God the things that make you feel anxious and even fearful. Repent of any doubt and unbelief, so that He can really deal with these matters.
Thank Him for caring about these things more than you do! Thank Him for His intervention and the answers that are coming.
Now, filled with refreshed faith and peace, ask Him again to intervene in the affairs of man. Be specific in your requests.
A prayer you can pray:
Dear Lord, forgive me for being fearful about (be specific). Forgive me for not really believing that You care as much about these things as I do. This thought pattern makes me think You won’t answer my prayers and makes me feel anxious and even hopeless. Help me to see that You care far more about these things than I do! Thank You so much for exchanging my anxiety with Your peace! I believe You hear my prayers. Amen.
The Lord cares about my concerns more than I do, therefore I throw my anxiety on Him!
1 Timmerle Kelly is the Managing Editor for GiveHim15. She has spent more than 20 years in finance across a number of sectors, teaches Finance and Economics at Christ for the Nations Institute, and sits on the city council of her small town just north of Dallas, TX. She has been actively involved in the prayer movement since 1985. Combining her unique background in finance and government with prayer, she carries an ability to help the praying church intercede for the issues of our day to effect change and advance the Kingdom.