Sunday, January 8, 2012

Philippians 4:6-7

Don't worry about anything. Instead, tell God about everything. Ask and pray. Give thanks to him. Then God's peace will watch over your hearts and your minds because you belong to Christ Jesus. God's peace can never be completely understood. (NIRV)

I need to live by this, I am a horrible worry wort. I stress about stuff I have ZERO control over. I have anxiety and it drives me and others crazy! The last year if my life has been CRAZY and it has taken a toll on my body. I need to get back to a place of peace and enjoyment. Don't get me wrong, I enjoy my life and am so blessed but I know I would feel so much better if I wasn't so anxious and stressed out, it's simply not healthy. God sent his one and only son to DIE on the cross for ME and you. He did this to take away our pain and burdens, he wants us to trust in him and give all our worries to him. I know I can start this by praying. God is the only one that truly understands my struggles better than I do and I know he can, and will, guide me in the right direction. 

I read a pray that gave me so much peace and what I need to pray EVERYDAY:

Dear Lord,

I need you now because I am full of stress and anxiety. Reading your Word brings comfort, as I ask you to come and take my heavy burdens. I take each burden, one by one, and lay them at your feet. Please carry them for me so that I don't have to. Replace them with your humble and gentle yoke so that I will find rest for my soul today. I receive you gift of peace of mind and heart. Thank you that I an lie down tonight in peace and sleep. I know that you, Lord, will keep me safe. I am not afraid because you are always with me. Please keep me daily, Lord, in your perfect peace.

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for sharing, Erika. I needed that reminder!