We can have VICTORY over worry.

We can win over worry through our Lord Jesus and Savior.

Philippians 4:6 (KJV)
Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God.

Philippians 4:6 (Amplified Bible)
Do not fret or have any anxiety about anything, but in every circumstance and in everything, by prayer and petition (definite requests), with thanksgiving, continue to make your wants known to God. 

There are three keys in this verse in overcoming worry.  These are commands not suggestions.

We are told “be not careful,” “do not fret,” “do not fear,” “do not be troubled,” and “not to be anxious” or “have any anxiety.” These is said in numberous places throughout the Bible.

So what are our instructions to have victory over worry?

1) We are instructed to BE CAREFUL (worry, troubled, anxious, fear, fret) for NOTHING.” “Be careful for nothing?” the grammar used here is incorrect, but that doesn’t have anything to do with it. (I don’t use proper grammar many times, that is my lack and I apologize. I should learn to write in better way and manner.) But NOTHING, means NOTHING! We  are not to worry about anything, nothing at all. But we do, now what?

Recognize worry as worry not concern. Are you being consumed by your thoughts of this situation? If so, you are worrying. Recognize your worry, admit it to yourself and do what we are commanded next.

2) BUT (regardless) in EVERYTHING by PRAYER and SUPPLICATION. We are to worry about nothing because we are to pray about everything. Prayer rests in faith and faith rests in the Word of God. Truth is the antidote (cure, answer) to worry. Only by and through the reading, studying and believing the Truth of God can we combat the lies of the enemy, as he would relish in our worry for situations we have no control over.

The Lord hears our every prayer. He always answers. Never doubt His desire to answer us. His answers may be what we are asking. His answer may be something very different, so be open and a ready listener to what He has for you. His answer may be…the dreaded word…WAIT.  There is not one of us that like to wait, but it is probably one of the best answers for us so many of the time. Waiting on the Lord, we learn more of Him. At times in our waiting we may never see the answer or result until “we see Christ.” This needs to be just fine, great with us, don’t want something different. Then there are times He says NO. No is another answer we don’t like, but again it is a good answer. In the NO we learn to seek Him more diligently for His will.

3) We need to have a thankful heart in all we ask in knowing we may receive an answer of WAIT or NO. A thankful heart is a heart that REJOICES  in the Lord. A heart that REJOICES is a heart that TRUSTS, full of FAITH, and is a heart at PEACE in BELIEVING.

The Lord has a purpose for all things that concern us. He always hears and answers your prayer. Do not ever think for half a second He has left you in any way or nor did He not hear you. (Duet. 31:6-8; Jos. 1:5; 1 Chron. 28:20; Psalm 37:24-28; Isa. 41:10, 17; Psalm 6:8-9; Psalm 28:1-9; Psalm 116:1-19) Just to use a few verses to answer any questions as you may be asking yourself, “Does God really….?”

Lord bless you and thank you as you have read and listened to these words.

Until next time, love and prayers to you all.

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James 5:11 Behold, we count them happy which endure. Ye have heard of the patience of Job, and have seen the end of the Lord; that the Lord is very pitiful, and of tender mercy.

Going through trials and difficult times can cause you to second guess many things. You will second guess yourself. You will second guess others. You will second guess your motives and thoughts. You will second guess what you are supposed to be doing. You will second guess the words and actions of family and friends. You will second guess what is being preached and taught in church as well as your own studies and prayer time. Now, hopefully you will not do all these to yourself as once, but more than likely, you will allow yourself to occupy in more than one of these areas during difficulties. When you allow yourself to go down these avenues, you are second guessing the Lord. When you go through trials and hard times of many sorts, you do need to ask the Lord “what are You showing me and wanting me to learn;” maybe, also “Lord what or where do I need to turn around and change.” The more you question the “what if’s” or “but this or that,” “maybe…;” the more you doubt or second guess what Jesus is trying to show you; the more you fall into unbelief. So now what? Here are a few Scriptures to help encourage you today.

God cares about every detail of your life…

He collects every tear in a bottle. (Psalm 56:8)

He numbers every hair on your head. (Luke 12:7)

He knows every hurt in your heart. (Psalm 34:18)

He knew us before were born. (Isaiah 44:24; Jer. 1:5)

He hears us. (Psalm 3:4: 34:4; …..)

The Lord knows all you are going through. He loves you, He cares for you, and He will make sure not one detail is overlooked.

The Lord has given you and I promise after promise of His love, care, mercy, longsuffering and grace for us….so much more than these, God’s promises are too numberous to be numbered.

God cares, cares right down to the last detail.

Deuteronomy 31:8 And the Lord, he it is that doth go before thee; he will be with thee, he will not fail thee, neither forsake thee: fear not, neither be dismayed.

Blessing to you as you seek Jesus, He is there waiting for you so He may show Himself clearly to you. Just reach out and call on Him, He cares, He will answer, He will be there, He will show Himself in the details.

Vacation…Day 4….With my great husband.

We are so just relaxing it isn’t even funny.

Psalms 13:5-6
But I have trusted in thy mercy; my heart shall rejoice in thy salvation. 6 I will sing unto the Lord, because he hath dealt bountifully with me.

The Lord is so good to us. We trust in Him, He shows us mercy. We rejoice in Him, He reveals Himself to us. We worship (sing praises) Him, he blesses us.

 

Today, Thursday, March 1, has been a rough day.

On vacation; on the beach; have been stuck in bed with a migraine like I haven’t had in a while. Needing quiet. Very little light. Laying down frequently with a cold cloth over my face. Did get on the computer earlier for a bit, but had to …lay down again. Got up put some sun glasses on and went for a short walk on the beach. Oh what a nice day it is here. Sun shining with a breeze off the ocean, needing only a short sleeve shirt. Had to turn around and come back after a bit. Feeling better just mostly beat up by the silly headache. going to take it easy the rest of the afternoon and evening. We willl go out and sit outside in the courtyard, by the (gas) fire-ring and enjoy the sunset. Love sunsets off the ocean. Here is the one from last night. Got out there a little late but is was nice out there.

Watching a sailboat sail into the sunset.

Lord bless you.