Topic: Why Worry? [DCLM Daily Manna Monday May 7, 2018]
Text: Philippians 4:4-8 (KJV)
Key Verse: “Be careful for nothing; but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God” (Philippians 4:6).
A man of God had a ministerial assignment in another city and had travel by air. A little after take off, the plane started making some disturbing noise. Soon, the announcement came that the plane was facing some severe weather challenges. The passengers expectedly began to panic as boxes, loads and hand luggage started falling from the cabin. But the man of God was reportedly calm throughout the experience. He did not display any iota of panic. As the turbulence persisted, the man of God’s seatmate asked him why he was not moved like everyone else. He quietly answered “Oh I had been talking to my Father in heaven about the situation. He has lovingly assured me that we would soon land safely.” And truly, soon after, the plane landed safely.
In the passage, Paul the apostle wrote from prison to admonish the Philippian believers on behavioral patterns that could stand them in better stead spiritually. “Be careful for nothing” was not an invitation to meet legitimate and genuine concerns or on matters relating to the material. It was that they should possess an unflagging confidence in God in whatever situation.
Believers should take all worrisome situations to God in prayer. After prayer, thanksgiving for the answer together with the witness of the abiding Spirit of God should keep us calm in trying moments.
While enjoying the peace of God, which the world cannot have, we must occupy our minds with the right and gracious thought. The nobility of our thoughts and meditation will endear us to our heavenly Father. To be free from anxiety, we must cultivate the attitude of absolute reliance and trust in God. Then will we enjoy the peace of God which passes all understanding. At no time must we succumb to sorrow and despair, even in the face of the challenges of life.
Thought For The Day: Confidence in God destroys anxiety and worry.
Bible Reading in one Year: 2 Samuel 7, 1 Chronicle 17
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