The Bible doesn’t give commands that are impossible. But if we’re being honest, we can all agree that experiencing the truth of God’s word isn’t always easy. But again, it’s not impossible.
One passage of scripture that has always encouraged me is Philippians 4:6-7, it reads:
6 Don’t worry about anything; instead, pray about everything. Tell God what you need, and thank him for all he has done. 7 Then you will experience God’s peace, which exceeds anything we can understand. His peace will guard your hearts and minds as you live in Christ Jesus.
This scripture is easier read than done.
We all face situations in life that cause us to worry. Sickness in the family, financial troubles, broken hearts — you name it. But the Bible encourages us to seek God and allow Him to take our burdens as we take on His peace. A beautiful transaction.
Your problem is in your perspective.
When you live with an earth to heaven perspective it’s easy to get defeated by the impossibilities of your life. But when you live from a heaven to earth perspective it’s easy to see that God has an opportunity to perform a miracle on your behalf.
God has all your days numbered. God has all your paths planned. God knows what will happen tomorrow. God knows what will happen next year. God knows how many kids you will have. God knows where you will work next. God knows the answer to every problem you have had or will have.
So why worry?
Worry gives place to the devil’s voice in your life. A voice that will only cause doubt, distraction, and pain. However, prayer give place to God’s voice in your life. And His voice will always produce fruit.
Maybe you don’t have what it takes to completely trust God. That’s where thankfulness is key. Not only is it the entryway to His presence, but it’s the answer to your doubt. Thankfulness takes into account all of the ways God has blessed you. If you’re in a real low place, I suggest making a list of all the ways God has come through in the past.
Remembering your history with God builds faith for the future.
Faith that will carry you through the pain of divorce. Faith that will hold you over until you find the job God has for you. Faith that will bring you to the healing that’s held your emotions or body back for years.
So I want to encourage you. Don’t worry about anything, but pray about everything. Practice having a heavenly perspective on your situation. Meditate on the love that the Father has for you. Remember all of the great things God has done in the past. And one by one hand over all of your cares in prayer.
Be warned that your mind will be tempted to pick back up your problems. But you have to refuse to give those thoughts space. Replace them with prayer and thankfulness.
And always remember how good God is.