“Don’t worry about anything; instead, pray about everything. Tell God what you need, and thank him for all he has done. 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.” Philippians 4:6-7 NLT
FAITH CAN’T WORK IF IT’S MIXED WITH FEAR… FEAR IS A LIAR!FEAR IS UNREAL! “Such love has no fear, because perfect love expels all fear. If we are afraid, it is for fear of punishment, and this shows that we have not fully experienced his perfect love.” 1 John 4:18 NLT
We can’t believe God for something but, worry & doubt. Either we PRAY or we WORRY… both don’t work at the same time. Fear is a liar & it’s not even real… If we don’t step out on Faith, we’ll never experience the blessing behind what we’re praying for. The Bible says, that we can have what we pray for if we believe by receiving it by Faith (Mark 11:24/Matthew 21:22). We can trust that what God says, is TRUTH! He is not a liar. Every Word of God is a promise! Fear, doubt and the devil are all liars. Fears, doubts & insecurities can hinder opportunities. The Holy Spirit works in us through our Faith. God still works, but He needs something to work with. Our responsibility is to trust Him wholeheartedly & not doubt! I’m a living witness. I’ve watched God work wonders in my life the moment I totally surrendered to Him. Praise Him!
Worries leave when we cast them all unto Jesus! “Give all your worries and cares to God, for he cares about you.”1 Peter 5:7
“But let him ask in faith, with no doubting, for he who doubts is like a wave of the sea driven and tossed by the wind. For let not that man suppose that he will receive anything from the Lord; he is a double-minded man, unstable in all his ways.”James 1:6-8
Life Application Study Bible Notes for James 1:6-8
- We must believe not only in the existence of God but also in his loving care. This includes relying on God and expecting that he will hear and answer when we pray. We must put away our critical attitude when we come to him. God does not grant every thoughtless or selfish request. We must have confidence that God will align our desires with his purposes.
- A person with divided loyalty is not completely convinced that God’s way is best. He treats God’s Word like any human advice and retains the option to disobey. He vacillates between allegiance to subjective feelings, the world’s ideas, and God’s commands. If your faith is new, weak, or struggling, remember that you can trust God. Then be loyal to by committing yourself wholeheartedly to God.
- If you have ever seen the content rolling of huge waves at sea, you know how restless they are — subject to the forces of wind, gravity, and tide. Divided loyalty leaves a person as unsettled as the restless waves. If you want to stop being tossed about, rely on God to show you what is best for you. Ask him for wisdom, and trust that he will give it to you (James 1:5). Then your decisions will be sure and solid.
God’s Peace surpasses all understanding! Wow… I’m so peaceful now that I have finally developed my faith to where I can totally trust God. I don’t have to worry because I can cast all of my cares onto Him. No more running to God, all defeated… Jesus lives inside of me so how dare I approach God lacking confidence? I now Believe in what I pray for! …God gave us authority to do the same things that His Son, Jesus did. No more wasting time praying for things that He has already supplied. I can now go to God in prayer with thanksgiving: seeking His face and not His hand. No worries!
Jesus Teaches about Worry: Matthew 6:25-34
7 Reasons NOT to Worry
Matthew 6:25…The same God who created life in you can be trusted with the details of your life.
Matthew 6:26…Worrying about the future hampers your efforts for today.
Matthew 6:27…Worrying is more harmful than helpful.
Matthew 6:28-30…God does not ignore those who depend on Him.
Matthew 6:31,32…Worrying shows a lack of faith in and understanding of God.
Matthew 6:33…Worrying keeps us from real challenges God wants us to pursue.
Matthew 6:34…Living one day at a time keeps us from being consumed with worry.