Thanksgiving Countdown ChallengeT(hanksgiving) -9 Devotion
Yesterday, I talk about Everything. Paul tells us to give thanks for Everything. In this passage, Paul tells us not to be anxious about anything. In some translations, it says “Be anxious for nothing.” Nothing. That’s another one of those no exception words Paul likes to use. Paul tells us not to worry about Anything. Instead, we should put our energy into prayer, asking God for what we want, what we need. We need to thank Him as we ask, before He ever answers our prayers. Like Jesus thanking His Father for raising Lazarus before it has been done, we are to ask and then believe with all our hearts that God hears our prayers and answers them.
This isn’t always easy. Doubt is a powerful thing. When combined with fear, it can make it impossible not to be anxious. Yet prayer calms our heats and mind. Thanksgiving assures us that all is well. Big problems or small, prayer and thanksgiving are the cure for our anxious hearts and minds.