I’ve thrown myself headlong into your arms— I’m celebrating your rescue. I’m singing at the top of my lungs, I’m so full of answered prayers.
How am I going to fix this?
What am I going to do?
When will I be able to accomplish my goal?
Why can’t I figure this out?
Who am I going to consult with next?
Where am I going to find peace?
Are you plagued daily by these questions running through your head? Bogged down with worry and stress about everything in life? Can’t sleep? Can’t rest? Can’t enter into worship? Well, I know you are not alone. I bet millions of people from one end of this earth to the other are suffering while trying to figure out their next step.
God has only asked a few things of us: love one another, be obedient to His Word and trust Him. Sounds as easy as 1,2,3 doesn’t? Well in today’s society the simplicity of what God requires as been contaminated with doubt, fear and worry…all instruments of the devil himself. We find it so hard to unplug and unwind from our days as we are consumed with so many distractions and disasters in our lives.
God made an everlasting promise to us in Jeremiah 29:11 and to paraphrase, He has great plans for our lives, plans of prosperity and goodness…..no harm! When we come to the full understanding of this we can than do the 1, 2, 3, but until we see just how much God loves us and that He is in control, it’s tough.
How do you escape from your mindless thoughts about how you are going to figure out your life, when you know full well that it’s God’s job to do that? Pray for others. Take the focus off from self and pray for others. I prayed for my kids, my husband and anybody I could recall that needed pray from my Facebook friends on my way to work this morning. I did not even let the thoughts enter in of what I was going to do.
By focusing and praying for someone else we are loving them, being obedient to God’s Word and trusting God for them. It has to be a choice to pray but once you start, you will find yourself praying more often for others because it is destroying the endless rat race in your head. Instead of trying to figure out what you should do next, you are asking God to bless and heal your family and friends.
Dear Lord, Help us all to find the simplicity of life. Help us to focus more on others and to begin to pray for them instead of worrying. We praise You and thank You for the mighty work You are doing in all of our lives. We trust you with our lives Lord and we know Your plans for us are great, help us to believe in that promise.
In Jesus Name. Amen.