Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.
- Philippians 4:6-7
Relax in me, my child.
You run around in circles, furiously trying to control everything.
You panic over the future. Fear and worry occupy your mind.
But I tell you, I am enough. In me, you have all that you need. When you fail, anger wells up within you because you feel frightened of what’s next. Feelings of angst, irritability, and fear bubble up and in spouts of anger and words of discouragement. But, I tell you that you have nothing to fear because I am with you.
I designed you with the need for me. When you feel empty and worried, it is because you have shifted your focus off of me. Trust me instead.
When someone hurts you, learn to forgive them, trusting me to deliver justice.
When you face problems as big as mountains and have no answers to how to scale them, I see your worry and your heart. I am with you. I will give you the strength to face each one.
Take a deep breath and remember I am in control, even now. My power is at work continuously, every day.
I never take a rest. So you can believe that I care for you and will never leave you!
Prayer: Thank you, Lord, for being with me today. Thank you for loving me through the pain. Amen.