“Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.” Phil. 4:6
“Do not be anxious about anything…”, in a broken world filled with worry, this can be so incredibly difficult to do. But by prayer and petition, and for myself, community, it is achievable.
In the few years that I’ve had the privilege of being a member of Cedar Hills I have learned so much, and one of those is that trusting in Him means we can be free of anxiety. But I’ve also learned there is intentional action I need to take, and that action is to bring my worries to Him and trust that He will give me the strength I need to manage it.
Honestly, I did find it a bit ironic that “letting go” was going to require so much effort! How easy it is to believe I can rely on myself to do good works, when really what I need to do is listen intently, seek God’s lead, and then follow it faithfully.
Father in Heaven,
Thank You for listening to our prayers! Please help us to continue growing as individuals and as a congregation in our knowledge and faith in You, so that we may join You in growing disciples in the everyday stuff of life. Amen.
– John Davidson