God is in control, don’t worry and keep trusting Him

Finding Peace and Strength: Trusting God's Control Amidst Worry

DAILY DEVOTIONS

9/7/2023

God is in control, don’t worry and keep trusting Him

"The Lord is my rock, my fortress and my deliverer; my God is my rock, in whom I take refuge, my shield and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold." - Psalm 18:2

Are we genuinely placing our trust in God, recognizing His supreme control over our lives, or are we depending solely on our own resources? How can the apostles' faith and unwavering trust in God inspire us to navigate the challenges we face today? In times of turmoil, are we standing as beacons of light and encouragement, demonstrating our trust in God to those around us? Let’s find answers to all of these questions from the scripture’s point of view.

Life often brings moments of stress and uncertainty. We become consumed by worry and anxiety, but the Bible provides answers. In Philippians 4:6-7, it says to not be anxious but to present our concerns to God in prayer, and the peace of God will guard our hearts and minds.

Consider the unwavering faith of the apostles of Jesus Christ. Despite facing persecution, imprisonment, and threats, they never gave up. The book of Acts 5:41-42 tells us how they rejoiced after being flogged for their faith, and they continued to teach and proclaim Jesus. Their faith in God's sovereignty was unshakable.

In Isaiah 41:10, the Old Testament reminds us not to fear because God is with us by strengthening and upholding us. In the New Testament, Jesus urges us to cast our burdens upon Him, assuring us of His yoke being easy and His burden light (Matthew 11:28-30).

Throughout the Bible, we are instructed to trust in God with all our hearts and not lean on our own understanding (Proverbs 3:5-6). Jesus reassures us that God knows our needs and cares for us, encouraging us not to worry but to seek first His kingdom (Matthew 6:25-34).

In times of crisis, we should stand as beacons of hope, embodying trust in God. Our trust can inspire others, showing them that even in the midst of trials, there is a steadfast anchor in God's sovereignty.

Trusting in God removes stress and anxiety. The apostles' unwavering faith is a proof of God's control. The Bible and Jesus teach us to trust in God's providence. We are called to be becons of encouragement and light amidst crises.

Let’s pray. Heavenly Father, we acknowledge Your sovereignty and take refuge in Your unwavering love. In times of stress, help us to trust You completely, knowing that You are in control. May our faith, like that of the apostles, inspire others to lean on Your steadfastness. In Jesus' name, we pray. Amen.

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