Thursday, April 29, 2010

"Be Anxious For Nothing"

I know there are lots of commands in the Bible that people struggle with. But Philippians 4:6 is at the top of my list. "Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God." 

I think this could easily be the number one place where I am not just becoming my mother; I'm literally 100%, her exact replica. We're both worriers. Well that and stress eaters, but that's another post all together.

I worry about everything, from the insignificant to the major.

My dad is having surgery today, well in less than 15 minutes, and I can't stop the constant thoughts in my head. Worry. Fear. Every possibility, even those that are most ridiculous.

So I'm working on replacing the fears and the worry with a reminder of faith, and that I have a truly amazing God. I'm working on singing this in my head every time I start to worry:

Have faith in God when your pathway is lonely.
He sees and knows all the way you have trod;
Never alone are the least of His children;
Have faith in God, have faith in God.

Have faith in God when your prayers are unanswered,
Your earnest plea He will never forget;
Wait on the lord, trust His word and be patient,
Have faith in God. He'll answer yet.

Have faith in God in your pain and your sorrow,
His heart is touched with your grief and despair;
Cast all your cares and your burdens upon Him,
And leave them there, oh, leave them there.

Have faith in God though all else fall about you;
Have faith in God, He provides for His own:
He cannot fail though all kingdoms shall perish.
He rules. He reigns upon His throne.

Have faith in God, He's on His throne,
Have faith in God, He watches over His own;
He cannot fail, He must prevail,
Have faith in God, Have faith in God.

This morning pray for me, pray for my dad, pray for my family. Pray for us to claim that verse, and truly be anxious for nothing, and give it up to God.


  1. excellent post.. now im singing too. LOVE YOU.

  2. Singing is good for the soul! I'm pretty sure that's becoming my number one favorite hymn. It's also one we taught my kindergarteners when I taught choir in college. Just picture 10 five year olds belting out that chorus ... it's pretty much amazing.