Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.  (Philippians 4:6)

What a comforting verse!  I need to be reminded of that Truth all too often.  Every opportunity for worry is an opportunity for prayer and thanksgiving before the Lord!  With great regularity, it seems, we worry about things that we cannot control.  Our mind returns again and again to all the things that could go wrong, rather than turn to our Lord and ask His intervention and peace.

Consider Mary, Jesus’ mother, as we see her at that wedding in Cana in John chapter 2. What an opportunity for anxiety she was faced with – they ran out of wine at the wedding celebration!  How easily she could have started to fret and panic.  Thankfully, she didn’t!  She knew just what to do.  She simply turned to her son, our Lord, and said to him, “they have no more wine.”  She presented her requests to God. Then she simply trusted Him to work things out – “Do whatever He tells you,” she instructed the servants.  With confidence and faith, she released the problem to Jesus.

It’s as if she knew that anxiety had no place in her heart with Jesus around!  But wasn’t it too easy for her? – Jesus was right there with her!  Certainly if we had Jesus right with us we would ask Him to intervene! ….

Amen. 🙂

Blessings to you this Memorial Day weekend!  May you have a restful time of celebration as we join together in remembering those who have sacrificed for our freedom.  – Pastor Augie.