2 Corinthians 1:3 Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies and God of all comfort, (New King James Version)
Psalms 91:1 He that dwelleth in the secret place of the most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty. (KJV)
Are you worrying or praying?
There can be times in your life when there’s a lot going on. Your cares may pull your focus, or you may be so exhausted you can barely muster the energy to pray. This is the time when you need to pray the most. You should encourage yourself to pray because the Lord wants to hear from you; and if you don’t find rest and comfort in His presence, you will worry.
Psalm 46:1 God, you’re such a safe and powerful place to find refuge! You’re a proven help in time of trouble— more than enough and always available whenever I need you. (The Passion Translation TPT)
Why do you worry? Because:
- You have forgotten; you don’t have to be uncertain about your future (Jeremiah 29:11).
- You don’t know how to wait (Isaiah 40:31).
- You think you have to do something instead of giving full control to the Lord (Philippians 4:6–7).
- You are allowing your thoughts to control you instead of the other way around (2 Corinthians 10:5).
The Lord calls to you and tells you, come and speak freely. You do not have to fear your request is unimportant. You don’t have to worry about your request being rejected.
Song of Solomon 2:14 [So I went with him, and when we were climbing the rocky steps up the hillside, my beloved shepherd said to me] O my dove, [while you are here] in the seclusion of the clefts in the solid rock, in the sheltered and secret place of the cliff, let me see your face, let me hear your voice; for your voice is sweet, and your face is lovely. (Amplified Bible)
The sound of pure and sincere prayer is sweet and acceptable to God. You will be like a child who raises his arms for the love and comfort of his daddy. Whatever a father could give to his child, God can and does give more.
Matthew 7:11 If ye then, being evil, know how to give good gifts unto your children, how much more shall your Father which is in heaven give good things to them that ask him? (KJV)
He created you, and He knows exactly what you need. There is nothing too hard for Him. If you are worrying you’re not praying. If you are praying; you don’t have to worry. You are taking your problems to El Shaddai [el- sha-di] (God almighty, the many breasted one). He completely nourishes, satisfies, and supplies you as a mother would her child.
Please agree with me as I pray:
Father, You are Elohim, my Creator and my God. I can make any request to You. Many times, I have said I directly model how I relate to You after how I relate to my Dad. I love him, and I know he loves me. People would always say he spoiled me. It is debatable whether or not that is completely true. I just know there were times when I needed him, and he was there for me as much as he could be. When he thought I was wrong; he did what he thought was best. When he thought I was right; he cheered me on. After I grew up and married; he was still there. Father, You showed me that same way I would go to him, I should come to You. As limited as my earthly Dad was; he showed me love. I repent for limiting Your love to the love my Dad gave me. You can and You do show me infinitely more love because of Your immeasurable power and wisdom and because You are love. I will remember that when my thoughts try to make me anxious again. I will come to You about anything. I will crawl into Your lap, just like I have done time and time again with my earthly Dad, lay my head on Your chest and tell You all about it. Thank You for being El Shaddai…
Ask the Lord what He wants to say to you about today’s devotional and journal His response as described here.