Your Word reveals that, as believers in Christ, we’re living under Your blessing.
So, rather than talking about problems, it’s Your promises that we should be confessing.
“The hills melted like wax in Your presence,” so any of our difficulties are resolved.
Casting our cares upon You, with thanksgiving, is vital for the solutions, that’s involved.
Thank You for the promise of a place for us in heaven that, one day, will be ours.
But for abundant life now and needs that are met—we thank You for Your blessing showers!
Because of Your known faithfulness, we can trust that Your plans for us are best.
We have peace and faith, knowing that it’s Your desire for us…to always enter into Your rest.
Praise the Lord!
P. A. Oltrogge
“Come to Me, all you who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me, for I am gentle and lowly of heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For My yoke is easy and My burden is light.” Matthew 11:28-30 NKJV
“There remains therefore a rest for the people of God.” Hebrews 4:9 NKJV
“Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known unto God, and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.” Philippians 4:6-7 NKJV
“Now thanks be to God who always leads us in triumph in Christ, and through us diffuses the fragrance of His knowledge in every place.” 2 Corinthians 2:14 NKJV
“…casting all your care upon Him, for He cares for you.” 1 Peter 5:7 NKJV
“The hills melted like wax at the presence of the Lord, at the presence of the Lord of the whole earth.” Psalm 97:5 KJV
“I will be glad and rejoice in Your mercy, For You have considered my trouble; You have known my soul in adversities…” Psalm 31:7 NKJV
Don’t hold on, with anxiety, to problems, but hold on, with thanksgiving, to the Lord’s promises. Knowing and using our authority over the devil, seeking God’s will, and believing we receive when we pray are important to remember. Praying in the Spirit, also, is a means of praying for a situation when we don’t know how, thereby casting our care upon the Lord:
“Likewise the Spirit also helps in our weaknesses. For we do not know what we should pray for as we ought, but the Spirit Himself makes intercession for us with groanings which cannot be uttered. Now He who searches the hearts knows what the mind of the Spirit is, because He makes intercession for the saints according to the will of God.” Romans 8:26-27
Today’s Daily Grace Inspirations, “He is With You,” at http://www.josephprince.org tells of a time in Joseph’s life when it was a struggle for him to remain “at rest” when his son had been injured and hospitalized. But, as Joseph often refers to it, the blessing of taking holy Communion turned concern for his son’s healing around.