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 anxiously beg God to hear the need that weighs on my heart. He already knows I have it. He waits for me to release it. When I present my need to Him, believing and trusting in His answer above my own, He knows I have let go. In letting go, I grow stronger in faith to believe that He has already provided for whatever I need. God takes care of my life. I learn this truth when I entrust my life to His care. Just knowing that my Father loves me so much, gives my mind joy and peace. I don’t have to be anxious. He is my Abba Father.
The provision of my Father became available the day I asked Jesus into my heart. Healing became available the day I believed in Jesus. But I live with need and deal with illness. How do I receive what Jesus has made available to me in God’s supernatural realm? I receive by faith—by choosing to believe beyond what my natural mind perceives. I ask in faith. I praise Him with thanksgiving, knowing He will take care of what I can’t fix. God takes that mustard seed of faith I plant on His altar and brings forth a great harvest in my life. He hears every prayer; He carries every burden, and He supplies all my need. I have the assurance of His continual provision and healing. I have His constant and never-changing love.
"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).
You have confidence when you trust. Trust your Savior, who rescued you. He doesn’t let you go. You belong to Him. Your Father is NOT a God of condemnation! He speaks life to whatever need you have! With this in mind, approach God’s throne of grace with confident trust, believing that you will receive His mercy and find grace to help you in your time of need.
His grace meets every need. Let it all go. See with His eyes, and believe. Rest in His peace.
© 2019 Lynn Lacher