I have noticed the Bible opens here quite frequently. Whether it is because the crease here is beginning to wear or God is directing me to these words, the words are always welcome:
The Lord is near. Have no anxiety at all, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, make your requests known to God. Then the peace of God that surpasses all understanding will guard your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus.
Our days seem wrought with anxiety, stress and worry. Am I on the right path, did I make the right decision, could I have done that better, should I exercise more, should I worry about GMO, is my future secure, is my family healthy… Am I living a life that is pleasing to God?
The Bible tells us there is an easy solution: “in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, make your requests known to God.”
God, I ask you to relieve my stress, anxiety and worry. I long for your peace. Help me to remember that our earthly worries are only temporary. Help me to keep my focus with you.