Sunday, July 11, 2010

Be anxious for nothing.

Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God.

And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.

The preacher stopped in the middle of his sermon today about God being the Alpha and Omega and he said he felt God wanted him to say something to someone: "Be anxious for nothing, the Bible doesn't say 'be anxious for some things' but be anxious for nothing. I feel there is someone here holding onto a burden and God wants me to tell you "Don't worry"

He also said "God is large and in charge" but I think it takes away from the moment. ;)

He then carried on with his sermon and his original 4 points to make, but those words stayed with me. I've said I trusted God and I do, but I've got a burden that I've been trying to carry myself rather than just leaving the entire event in Gods hands.

This afternoon, I feel lighter than I have in months. And I can honestly say the burden has been cast onto God. And I've left it there. Sure, I may pick it up again - I tend to do things like that - but for this moment the peace of God that passeth all understanding is keeping my heart and my mind through Christ Jesus.

And I'm enjoying it.

I've got a house that I purchased for myself but ended up renting out when I moved down here. My tenants are moving out this month - something that could hurt me financially if I don't get another (hopefully good) tenant quickly.
And I've got plans, Gods plans, to be a foster parent again. An endeavor that I know from experience is very expensive.

Both of these things have weighed on my mind as I wondered how I was going to do all the things I needed to do. But as the preacher said the words "Be anxious for nothing" it was truly as if God Himself turned to me and said "Jeanette, be anxious for nothing." And I believed Him. Suddenly the question became "How is God going to have me do all these things He's got planned?"

The problem became Gods almost as if the pastors words were the "open sesame" to my freedom. I don't know the hows, and the whats. But for tonight, I'm resting in peace that goes beyond my ability to understand and I'm just trusting God. And I know I've said that before, but during those letters I wrote to my friends, and during those blog posts, I was still tense and nervous about how I was going to do it with God helping me.

God has officially reversed the roles and I'm helping Him now.
So friends, truly, if God says be anxious for nothing... He means be anxious for nothing. So try it.

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