Each morning Josie and her Mom prayed together
before she left for school. One morning after they prayed, Josie
noticed a look of distress and concern on her Mom’s face.
Concerned, she said, “Mom, we just prayed together
and thanked the Lord for everything we had and then told Him
about everything we needed. I thought that if we prayed we
wouldn’t have to worry. I didn’t know that we could do
Worry and faith are actually incompatible. If we
have faith there is no need to worry and if we worry we do not
need to pray. One seems to cancel out the other.
Many would argue that it is impossible not to worry
at least some of the time. But listen to Paul: “Don’t worry
about anything,” he said. “Instead, pray about everything.
Tell God what you need and then thank Him for all He has done and
will do.”
Maybe that’s the key to not worrying: When we
thank God for all that He has done for us, we can see His hand at
work in our lives. And rather than worrying about what might or
might not happen, we can see what has happened and know that God
is protecting us and providing for our every need.
Paul advised the church members at Philippi to turn
their worries into prayers. He wanted them to have a strong faith
and trust and believe in the Lord for all things. If our faith
and trust are weak, worrying won’t help.

Prayer: Lord, increase our faith to exceed
the size of our fears and our trust to be large enough to combat
the uncertainties of life. May we become steadfast and sure. In
Jesus’ Name, Amen.

Scripture for Today: Philippians
4:6 Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and
supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known
to God;

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