Pray More, Worry Less {Trusting}

Hey y'all, welcome to the second week of our Bible study on praying more and worrying less.  If you missed last week's lesson, you can check it out HERE.

You will keep in perfect peace those whose minds are steadfast, because they trust in you. Trust in the Lord forever, for the Lord, the Lord himself, is the Rock eternal.
Isaiah 26:3-4

We all have needs, desires, worries and concerns.  Sometimes not knowing the difference between them.  We know what would make us happy and we pray for it with all our might, asking God to help us get it.  I mean surely because we prayed for it we should get it, right?  And really, since it's our life, we know what the right answer should be.  When we don't get it, we feel frustrated and disappointed.  Or we actually get what we want, but find it doesn't make us happy as we thought.  Then many times we blame God for not holding up His end of the deal.

It comes down to one thing...trusting God.  Trusting His timing, His answer, His plan and His heart.  The remedy for anxiety and worry is complete trust and confidence in God's ability to deal with anything that threatens us.

So then, those who suffer according to God’s will should commit themselves to their faithful Creator and continue to do good.
1 Peter 4:19

God has promised peace of mind to those of us who are willing to commit our worries and anxieties to Him.  That's where we (read this as where I) mess up. We want to trust in anything rather than the Lord. We'll trust in our own abilities (hello diet failures), in peoples judgment of us, in our money or our doctor. But the Lord? Well…

Who do you trust more: yourself or God? When we trust that God will provide for us and we need not worry about anything, we are freed to love God and neighbor. When I trust that God will continue to bless me, as God has always done, it's absolutely freeing and the weight is lifted off my shoulders. When I trust God to be God, I don't have to be!

Sometimes it takes after day or minute after minute, that God rules.  He is still in control of all the situations life throws at us.  He can take your troubles, hold them in His hands and create something beautiful {Isaiah 61:3}.  The enemy wants nothing more than to have the pain in your life destroy you. But thankfully, our God is bigger!  He can bring good out of any situation or hardship if we only put our trust in Him.

This week, take some time to consider where you put your trust.

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