(Trust The Lord To Take Care Of You)
TO THE BIBLE: Philippians 4:6-7
“Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God; and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.”
Thoughts come to us all the time. Sometimes, it’s about something that happened in the past or something we’re expecting to happen in future. It could be thoughts about our loved ones, education, health, finances…anything going through our mind at any point in time.
The word “anxious” in Philippians 4:6 is translated from the Greek word “Merimnao,” which means “to take thought.” It connotes centering your mind on something in such a way as to become concerned about it. Often, it refers to taking a thought that draws us away from what should be our focus.
When our minds are bombarded with thoughts, the tendency is for us to “take” one or more of such thoughts, and ruminate or brood over them. This leads to worry, and God never wants us to worry.
When you allow yourself to be worried over anything, those thoughts draw you away and get you distracted. This is why you must say “No!” to negative thoughts that make you worry.
In Matthew 6:25-26; Jesus said, “…do not worry about your life, what you will eat or what you will drink; nor about your body, what you will put on… Look at the birds of the air, for they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns; yet your heavenly Father feeds them….”
Stop worrying about what you’re going to eat, drink, or wear. That’s what the people of the world pursue, but your heavenly Father knows you need them. Like the birds of the air and the lilies of the field, trust the Lord to take care of you.
Psalm 23:1, Philippians 4:6-7
Dear Father, I thank you for the comfort and strength that I derive from your Word! I refuse to worry or be bothered about anything, knowing that all my needs are met in Christ! Thank you for bringing me into a place of peace and prosperity, righteousness, glory, and dominion, in Jesus’ Name. Amen.
Daily Bible Reading
Revelation 18:1-24, Zechariah 4-6
Acts 4:1-12, Ezra 5
What have you been worrying about? Stop today and begin to thank the Lord for meeting that need.
Rev. Chris Oyakhilome D.Sc., D.D, the President of LoveWorld Inc. , a dynamic, multifaceted, global ministry, is the author of Rhapsody of Realities, the world’s #1 daily devotional, and more than 30 other books. He’s a dedicated minister of God’s Word whose message has brought the reality of the divine life to the hearts of many.
Millions have been affected by his television broadcast, “Atmosphere For Miracles,” which brings God’s divine presence right into people’s homes. The scope of his television ministry extends throughout the world with LoveWorld satellite television networks delivering qualitative Christian programming to a global audience.
At the world-renowned Healing School, he manifests the healing works of Jesus Christ and has helped many receive healing through the operation of the gifts of the Spirit.
Pastor Chris has a passion to reach the peoples of the world with God’s presence—a divine commission he’s fulfilled for more than 30 years through various outreaches, crusades, as well as several other platforms that have helped millions experience a victorious and purposeful life in God’s Word.