And now, dear brothers and sisters, one final thing. Fix your thoughts on what is true, and honorable, and right, and pure, and lovely, and admirable. Think about things that are excellent and worthy of praise. Philippians 4:8 NLT
Christ covers us with everything we need to feel the compassion of His LOVE. He allows us to see what happens when we sit in the seat of TRUST and release anxious thoughts. He helps us gain a better understanding of WHY we need to be cradled in calm.
While we’re held in the heart of holiness, distractions won't rob what Jesus provides. He opens our eyes to focus on Him and welcome perfect PEACE. He helps us release the worry of wonder and learn how to faithfully breathe.
Fear festers when we forget to pray and ask Jesus to carry our burdens. He carried the weight of our sin, died on the cross and rose for each one of us. He knows about suffering. He helps us deal with shame as we consider what He endured for each of us.
The Bible says, “Cast your burden on the Lord, and He shall sustain you; He shall never permit the righteous to be moved” (Psalm 55:22) Jesus leads us closer to God. HE guides us in truth as we examine our hearts and do what needs to be done to welcome HOPE.
Nothing is too BIG to cast upon the Lord. Jesus is deserving of LOVE that comes from our surrender. Let’s bravely humble our hearts and pray for wisdom to be restored. He will bless us in amazing ways when we journey with JOY, draw closer to God and find strength to face our fears.
Dear God, Thank you for Jesus! Help us be mindful of the many ways He draws us closer while we’re cradled in care and held in Your presence. Thank you for what has been done for each of us. May our prayers for peace raise us from worry and doubt as we remain tethered to Christ. Help us live our lives to honor YOU and be mindful of HOW You guide and provide. Thank you for knowing our hearts and helping us release anxious thoughts. Help us think about things that are excellent and worthy of praise. Thank you for the goodness of Your love. Thank you! Amen
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