For those of you who have been around me lately you know that I have been quoting Proverbs 3:5-6 daily for months now. Yesterday as I came home and was spending some time in prayer I was being more of a whiner than I was truly trying to cast my cares upon the Lord. I had come home with intentions on praying because I had began to get anxious, frustrated, and all of that other emotional junk. So, I began to pray about things and I ended with saying, but Lord I still do trust in you with all my heart, I'll lean not on my own understanding, in all my ways I'll acknowledge you, and you will make my path straight. After all, that's what a good Bible believing Christian is supposed to do right?
I thought I was done and was ready to go on about my day, but God had something to say. On a side note, don't ever forget that prayer is a dialogue, hardly ever do I talk to someone I care about, talk, talk, talk, and then just say okay thanks this was great, i'll leave now. You give them time to respond, to speak, and to share their hearts too. God simply said "Jessika there is no anxiety in complete trust".
So, here I was full of anxiety, feeling pressures, confused, hurting some, and I came to share all that with Him AND THEN TRIED TO TELL HIM, I trusted Him WITH ALL MY HEART. God's no fool, and He is not manipulated. There is no anxiety in complete trust of Him. He says be anxious about nothing, cast your cares, come to me, draw near to me, take heart I've overcome the world, my grace is sufficient for you...
My encouragement for the day is simply, trust Him. He is the Creator of the Universe, the One True God, if He saved you He can and will sustain you when you reach out to Him. The Word says in Psalms 55:22 to "cast your cares upon the Lord, and He will sustain you, He will never let the righteous fall".
Be Blessed, J. Tate