No Worries
by Jana Kennedy-Spicer on November 30th, 2015

“Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God.”   Phillppians 4:6
 
 In our world worry, fear, stress, and anxiety seem more natural than thanksgiving. But, worry and fear are the cancer that destroys thankfulness, and at the same time thanksgiving is the cure for worry and fear.

What do we do?

Where do we find an anchor to hold us so we can look trouble in the eye and still give thanks?

The short answer is Romans 8:28-39. 
 
Romans 8:28-39English Standard Version (ESV)
28 And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good,[a] for those who are called according to his purpose. 29 For those whom he foreknew he also predestined to be conformed to the image of his Son, in order that he might be the firstborn among many brothers. 30 And those whom he predestined he also called, and those whom he called he also justified, and those whom he justified he also glorified.
God's Everlasting Love
31 What then shall we say to these things? If God is for us, who can be[b] against us? 32 He who did not spare his own Son but gave him up for us all, how will he not also with him graciously give us all things? 33 Who shall bring any charge against God's elect? It is God who justifies. 34 Who is to condemn? Christ Jesus is the one who died—more than that, who was raised—who is at the right hand of God, who indeed is interceding for us.[c] 35 Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or danger, or sword? 36 As it is written,
“For your sake we are being killed all the day long;
    we are regarded as sheep to be slaughtered.”
37 No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us. 38 For I am sure that neither death nor life, nor angels nor rulers, nor things present nor things to come, nor powers, 39 nor height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord.

The longer answer is the whole counsel of the Word of God.

The fundamental truth behind the ability to give thanks in all circumstances is this – God causes all things to work together for good for those who love Him. - Romans 8:28
~Kay Arthur

 
​Today's blog post is part of our November blog series #EverydayThanksgiving


Posted in Soul Deep Scripture    Tagged with prayer, worry, Philippians, #EverydayThanksgiving


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