Thank the Lord I have a few days in-between semesters. I pray you are doing well. I've been praying about going a different direction on my blog. Today we are going to start something new. I hope you are able to glean much. Instead of looking at Proverbs, I thought I might post a "verse of the day." I will then share my thoughts on said verse.
Today's verses is:
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 comprehension, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.
This is a good verse for me today. I tend to struggle with anxious thoughts sometimes. The Lord has brought me far, that is for sure, but it can still be a struggle. I do not worry about the routine, everyday things, more about the "big picture" things. For example, now that I'm a lead pastor, my worries are: Am I leading in the direction the Lord would have for us? Am I setting a good example in speech and conduct?
While these concerns are valid, our "worry" says that we can control the situation if we try hard enough. Phil. 4:6-7 says the opposite: the more we rely on the Lord and trust him with those concerns, the less we will tend to worry.
"Lord, I place my worry at your feet, I replace my burden and pick up yours. I trust you Lord, and know that your yolk is easy and your burden is light"