Have you ever thought about what it really means to really trust someone or something? Does your trust get tested when things are going well or when things look uncertain? Take these thoughts into consideration. No one gets into a brand new car wondering will it break down. No one walks into a brand new house wondering if the foundation is good. We expect these things to check out because the conditions are ideal, but what about when the conditions aren’t ideal? What is our posture like when things are hectic across the world like they are now? It’s easy to trust God when everything is going well, but it’s in times like these where that trust gets highlighted the most.
As we begin fasting this week as a ministry, our first focus scripture is Philippians 4:6-7. In this scripture God gives us clear instructions to not worry about anything but to tell Him what you need, and thank him for all He has done, then His peace will guard your mind and your heart as you live in Christ Jesus. I don’t know about you but that definitely sounds like trust to me! As you meditate on this scripture, think about what it means for you to pray and not worry, thank God for all He’s done, and allow His peace to guard your heart and your mind.
Don’t Worry, Pray
Praying is simple! It’s talking to God about any and everything no matter where you are. If you’re worried about anything submit it to God in prayer. In chaotic times we show God we trust Him by talking with Him more than ever. He’s our best friend. He loves us, cares for us and wants to know everything that we’re feeling. Whenever you feel worried, submit those feelings to God in conversations with Him and cast your cares. He always wants to hear from you!
Thank God for All He’s done
Whenever I vent to God and cast my cares upon Him in prayer I always like to end with a posture of thankfulness. This reminds me that no matter how tragic anything I was worried about may seem, before the conversation is over I’m going to thank God for every previous situation that He’s come through in which I trusted Him. This posture of faith says that yes, I may be worried and things look scary but God I trust you regardless. I trust this outcome will be like every time before where you came through for me. I know you will get the ultimate glory out of this situation and I’m thanking you that it’s already done.
Allow His Peace to Guard Your Heart and Your Mind
Lastly but most importantly, allow God’s peace to guard your heart and your mind! I know the news and media have been bombarding you with bad news these past few weeks, but God is in control! You have the ability to rest in His peace and allow it to guard your heart and your mind in the midst of everything that’s going on! You just have to make the decision to do so. After you’ve prayed, submitted your cares unto God and thanked Him you will experience a peace like never before! This peace can’t be explained but it’s a feeling that you can carry with you everywhere you go. This is God’s desire for us!
In conclusion, use the focus points in Philippians 4:6-7 to help you to Just Trust God more than ever in this season. Trust that in the midst of this your faith is being strengthened, your walk is getting stronger, and you’re getting closer to Him than ever before. Trust that He is your provider, your protector and your healer! Just trust God!
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John Sims – Ministry Team
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Philippians 4:6-7 New Living Translation (NLT)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.