Philippians 4: 6 “Don’t worry about anything; instead, pray about everything. Tell God what you need, and thank him for all he has done.”
What do you need right now? Where do you need God to show up? Today, will you worry about it, or will you pray about it?
His work has already begun. He has walked every path possible before you and cleared it. He has faced every situation and worked out your victory. He has already begun the work necessary to prepare and protect you as you follow Him into unknown places. Our God is all-knowing, He has the answers. Our God is almighty, He has the strength. Our God is everlasting, He will always be with you.
And all we have to do is pray. That’s it. Talk to God about everything.
Why wouldn’t we talk to the creator of the universe about our big problems? I mean do we really think any problem is even considered big to God? There’s nothing too big for him. Nothing. There’s nothing he can’t do. Are you withholding your prayers and clinging to your worry because it is so big and overwhelming? Did you know overwhelm means to turn upside down and submerge. Is this what your worries are doing to you? Are you completely turned upside down and submerged? Hey listen to me, I have the exact prayer you need to pray. Are you ready? Memorize this one. It’s 2 words: GOD HELP.
There’s no prayer more powerful. God help. I promise he hears you. And I promise he is moved by your call to him. God help we have this big problem and it is overwhelming to us, but nothing is too big for you. Will you help us?
Talk to God about everything. But how often do we not talk to God about our problems because we don’t want to “burden him”. I mean after all, others have bigger problems than us and God must be really busy trying to help them. Well that’s nonsense. If God could create the sun and the moon and the stars in ONE SINGLE DAY, don’t you think he can tend to my prayers and yours at the same time? There are 100 billion stars in the universe … he created them all in one day. I believe he has proven himself capable of handling a lot.
Here’s a bible quiz for you today.
How does 1 Peter 5:7 read in your bible? Choose from these 5 options:
1. “Only bring your big problems to God, because he doesn’t have time for the little stuff.”
2. “Don’t burden God with your worries, because you gotta work this stuff out on your own.”
3. “Bring all your problems to God on Sunday, because that’s the only day he listens.”
4. “Count on someone holier than you to pray for you, because they have a direct line to God and you don’t.”
Or 5. Does I Peter 5:7 in your bible say “Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you.”
Ding ding ding, that’s it. Yes. Sweet daughter of God, lover of Jesus CAST ALL YOUR ANXIETY ON HIM BECAUSE HE CARES FOR YOU. All of it. Give it to him. Talk to him about everything. Because he cares for you. He cares about everything you care about.
So what’s the end of the story? Philippians 4:6, our scripture for today says – Don’t worry about anything; instead pray about everything. Tell God what you need and thank him for all he has done. Got it. Tell him what you need and thank him for all he has done. Then what? What after that? Ahhhh here it comes, verse 7 – THEN, then, then … that means after you intentionally choose to worry about nothing and pray about everything, after you tell him what you need and thank him for all he has done, “THEN you will experience God’s peace, which exceeds anything we can understand. Then his peace will guard your heart and mind as you live in Christ Jesus.”
His work has already begun. He has walked every path possible before you and cleared it. He has faced every situation and worked out your victory. He has already begun the work necessary to prepare and protect you as you follow Him into unknown places. Our God is all-knowing, He has the answers. Our God is almighty, He has the strength. Our God is everlasting, He will always be with you. And oh how he cares about you. He’s saying to YOU today – let’s talk. Won’t you talk to him?