Do not be anxious
about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with
thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the
peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and
your minds in Christ Jesus. Philippians 4:6-7 (NIV)
I don’t have to beg
God to hear the cry of my heart. I present my request to Him, believing and
trusting that no matter what I lay before Him, He will answer. I know His
answer is always best. But I know more than that. He will take care of anything
that I release to Him. Just knowing that makes my heart thankful and peaceful.
I don't have to be anxious because He is God. He loves me.
God already has
provision for whatever need I lay on His altar. All I must do is ask with whatever
faith I can supply, and He will supply beyond anything my limited mind can
imagine. His supply takes my little mustard seed of faith, and brings a great
harvest. He hears my prayer; He carries my burden, and He supplies my need. I’m
assured of His never-changing love and provision for me.
"This is the
confidence we have in approaching God,” John wrote. “If we ask anything
according to his will, he hears us. And if we know that he hears us—whatever we
ask—we know that we have what we asked of him" (1 John 5:14, 15, NIV).
With this truth in
mind “let us then approach God’s throne of grace with confidence, so
that we may receive mercy and find grace to help us in our time of need”
(Hebrews 4:16, NIV).