NEVER WORRY ABOUT ANYTHING

Wednesday, June 7, 2017.

Author: Bishop Julius Okarike

Verse Of The Day: Do not be anxious about anything. Instead, in every situation, through prayer and petition with thanksgiving, tell your requests to God. Philippians 4 : 6

LISTEN: Life is full of pressure and anxiety occasioned by uncertainties, unmet needs, failure, rejection, unrealised dreams, health problems, financial bankruptcy, marriage and relationships problems, academic failure, childlessness, joblessness, premature death in the family, etc. The list goes on and on. Sadly, people resort to worry when hit by the problems and uncertainties of life. However, worry can never be the solution to the problems of life. Rather than solve existing problems, worry creates more problems. It magnifies already big and havoc creating problems. Worry gives a big name to a small problem. It imparts you with fear and denies you the ability to grow in your faith in Christ. Worries sees only impossibilities, even when possibilities abounds. Above all, worry is destructive. It kills both your courage, abilities, faith, hope, life, etc. Worry should be avoided.

Because of the destructive influence of worry, Jesus Christ warned his disciples not to worry themselves about anything no matter the pressure, because worrying themselves cannot change anything, instead it will destroy and worsen situations in their lives. (Matthew 6 : 25 , 27). Besides, in our verse of the day the bible says, ” Do not be anxious about anything. Instead, in every situation, through prayer and petition with thanksgiving, tell your requests to God.” (Philippians 4 : 6). Beloved, God is not ignorant of your situations. He knows when you are hurt, bereaved, heartbroken, messed up, troubled, rejected and abandoned; hungry and starving, bankrupt, etc., hence He warned us to not worry. Worry is never an option to consider when you are in trouble. Rather than worry, pray. In every situation, use prayer and thanksgiving to bring your requests to God. Worry no more! Remember, worry have never solved any problem, rather it creates more. So never worry about anything no matter what.

Having read today’s devotional, what is expected of you?
1. Never worry about anything no matter what.
2. When faced with challenges or having a need you cannot handle, pray and thank God for expected answers.
3. No matter the situation, never give up on prayer and thanksgiving to God.
4. Learn to cast your burden to God and trust Him to help you.

Daily Task: Rather than worry about anything, pray. In every situation, use prayer and thanksgiving to bring your requests to God. Worry have never solved any problem, so never worry about anything no matter what.

Daily Reflection: God is not ignorant of your situations. He knows when you are hurt, bereaved, heartbroken, messed up, troubled, rejected and abandoned; hungry and starving, bankrupt, etc. Always trust Him to deliver you. Worry is never an option to consider when you are in trouble.

Daily Prayer: Heavenly Father, I surrender my worries to you, deliver me from anything that weigh down my heart and deprives me of your blessings, in Jesus’ name, amen.

Daily Prophetic Declaration: Today, I prophesy to you, every grip of worry and depression is broken in your life, in Jesus’ name.

Daily Quote: Worries sees only impossibilities, even when possibilities abounds.

Today In History: June 7, 1775. The United Colonies change their name to the United States.

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