Encouragement for your daily walk with God
Do you want to worry less? Seriously, do you really want to worry less? Then pray more! Don’t look forward in fear, look upward in faith, and pray more. You shouldn’t be surprised to find that’s the Bible’s answer for what ails you. The Bible stares you down and doesn’t blink first when it comes to prayer.
Jesus taught the disciples that “it was necessary for them to pray consistently and never quit” [Luke 18:1 - The MESSAGE Paraphrase].
Paul wrote to the Colossian Christ followers, “Devote yourselves to prayer with an alert mind and a thankful heart” [Colossians 4:2 - NLT, SE].
The Lord’s brother, James, said, “Are any of you suffering hardships? …keep on praying about it” [James 5:13 - NLT].
Rather than worry about anything, God’s remedy is to pray about everything. Seriously, Pastor Rick? Pray about everything? Yes, everything! Pray about whom you are dating. About diaper changes. About business meetings. About broken faucets. About flat tires and flat wallets. About procrastinating to pray.
The Psalmist made a bold claim. He said that you honor God when you call on His name. So exchange worry time with prayer time. It’s God’s remedy for worry.
Call upon me in the day of trouble; I will deliver you, and you will honor me. Psalm 50:15