Statistics on common worries show that 40% are about things that will never happen; more than 50% are about the past and other things we cannot change. 8% of our worries are about real problems that CAN BE SOLVED! (bible.org)
We have all experienced fear at some point in our lives and some of us feel it more frequently than others. We may worry about the eventual outcome of a problem we are facing today, but most of us worry about the uncertainties and unknowns in our future.
At the heart of most of our fears and worries is the realization that we really are not in control. Fear consumes and paralyzes us, affecting our productivity in God’s Kingdom and the way we relate with others.
One of the most repeated commands in all of Scripture is “do not be afraid”. How comforting that our Lord and Creator knows how much we need to hear those words!
Let’s pause for prayers,
How awesome that we can come to you as our Perfect Priest, knowing you “sympathize with our weaknesses” (Hebrews 4:15). We place all of our fears and our worries in your hands. In our moments of weakness, when we tend to worry, help us to trust you like King David, who in Psalm 56:3 said “Whenever I am afraid, I will trust in You”.
Lord, thank you for being a God that is ever-present! Your Word tells us that we do not have to fear evil because you are with us and You said “…I am with you always even till the end of the age” In our moments of worry we ask your Spirit to bring these Words to our remembrance.
Help us to be faithful in protecting our environment and saturating our eyes and ears with things that are noble, just, pure and lovely. We will meditate on things that are of good report and praiseworthy. Most of all fill our mind and our lips with praise and thanksgiving for all your blessings and faithfulness in our life thus far.
In the name of Jesus we pray, Amen