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WHAT, ME WORRY? NO, PRAY! – 09-09-2021

By September 9, 2021Daily Devotionals

September 09, 2021

Prayer: Dear Lord, Please help me remember today that I do not need to worry but to trust You. Thank You. Amen.

Scripture: Don’t worry about anything; instead, pray about everything. Tell God what you need, and thank him for all he has done. Philippians 4:6 NLT

I might be showing my age, but I remember a silly magazine that was published when I was a kid called Mad. And once it had a picture of a funny character called Alfred E. Newman grinning and shrugging his shoulders saying “What? Me worry?!” The caption and picture took hold and was used often in comedy routines and general conversation. It was supposed to suggest that some people are too dumb to know what to worry about.

God’s word turns that whole concept of worrying around. It is not that those who worry are smarter than others. If comparisons under scripture were to be made, I suppose we would have to say that both were equally smart or dumb. The really wise ones, according to scripture, are those who come to God with their concerns and then turn them into prayer and trust. God wants to be at the top of our list for meeting needs, both urgent and simple. He has promised to receive us — His servants and beloved friends — well, listen closely to us, and then respond according to His omnipotence (all powerful) and omniscience (all knowing) in just the perfect way and time.

May today bring you greatest joy knowing that all of your concerns are in God’s hands and are being addressed accordingly.

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One Comment

  • Lois says:

    Thank you! What a great reminder! As I look toward retirement, this is especially helpful. Just want to be in God’s will and where He wants me.

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