Worry/Anxiety vs. Peace/Serenity

“Worry shows a lack of trust in God. It says God is not big enough to take care of your needs.” Pastor Mike Barris during Sunday’s church service.

That was a blow to me as a Christian. I have been a Christian since I was 6 years old, but had allowed worry to take over my thought-life. I wasn’t trusting in the God I was serving. Not good.

August 15th, 2011 Jesus Calling, “Talk with Me about everything, and watch confidently to see what I will do…Make Me your refuge by pouring out your heart to Me, trusting in Me at all times.”

I realized that I needed to give EVERYTHING to God and let it all go. I did that day by pouring my heart out to Him and He made that day work itself out. I was just faithfully walking and obeying His leading.

August 16th – Jesus Calling “I have awakened in your heart a strong desire to know Me…I delight in your enjoyment of everything that is true, noble, right, pure, lovely, admirable. Think on these things and My Light in you will shine brighter day by day.” Isaiah 40:31; Psalm 27:4; Philippians 4:8

August 17th – God’s Spirit – “Spend time with Me (this woke me up)

Me – God, I feel very overwhelmed today. The house was a mess, the kids room a disaster. My “To do” list kept piling stuff on. I tried to keep my cool with the kids, but I was loosing the battle.

Jesus Calling, “Find Me in the midst of the maelstrom. Sometimes events whirl around you so quickly that they become a blur. Whisper My name in recognition that I am still with you. Without skipping a beat in the activities that occupy you, you find strength and peace through praying My name. Later, when the happenings have run their course, you can talk with Me more fully. Accept each day just as it comes to you. Do not waste your time and energy wishing for a different set of circumstances. Instead, trust Me enough to yield to My design and purposes. Remember that nothing can separate you from My loving Presence, you are Mine.” Philippians 2:9-11; Isaiah 43:1

Are you noticing like I am that what I was going through was paralleling what I was reading in the Bible and in my Jesus Calling devotional? Amazing!

Lara~

www.laramarriott.com & itunes

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