Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanskgiving let your requests be known to the Father. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus. Philippians 4:6-7
During these difficult and uncertain times, it can become quite easy for us to lose focus and give in to fear and worry. Many are worrying about how the bills are going to be paid, where the next meal is coming from, or how they’re going to pay the mortgage or rent. Child support payments aren’t being made and wages are not being increased. In addition to maintaining the home and car, gas is still running high and food costs are rising, the school year is approaching and clothes needs to be purchased, school supplies and the like. And, if you happen to be a single parent, it can seem just downright overwhelming as you feel you have no one to lean on, no one to help shoulder the load. Finances and faith seem to be running low? Oftentimes we wait until things become dire before we reach out for help. However, I want you to know that help is always just a prayer away — always! The Bible tells us to pray without ceasing. What does that really mean? I can derive quite a few meanings from that, but will leave you with this. If we are to be anxious for nothing and are to cast all our cares upon Him, then we should always be in the spirit of prayer. Meaning, all of our actions should be consistent with our prayer and, in fact, be a continuation of our prayers.
Curtis Jackson — some of you know him as 50 cents — said, if you’re going to pray then don’t worry and if you’re going to worry, why pray. I encourage you today to let your actions be a continuation of your prayers. When you pray, believe that you have received. We can do all things through Christ, so why not release the wheel to Him, move into the passenger seat and allow Him to navigate the roads of your life?
Psalms 138:8 The Lord will perfect that which concerns me: your mercy O Lord endures forever. Do not let go of what your hands have made.