Don’t fret or worry. Instead of worrying, pray. Let petitions and praises shape your worries into prayers, letting God know your concerns. Before you know it, a sense of God’s wholeness, everything coming together for good, will come and settle you down. It’s funny what happens when Christ displaces worry at the center of your life.
Philippians 4:6 (MSG).
“When you pray don’t worry” with everything going on in the world, in your city, town, neighborhood, and even your home…. it’s easier said than done! Yet we are reminded that we are a people of Hope. When I am unsettled, I pray through song. I’m reminded of a verse in one of my favorite hymns:
“Whenever I am tempted, whenever clouds arise, when songs give way to sighing, when hope within me dies, I draw the closer to Him, from care He sets me free; His eye is on sparrow, and I know He watches me, His eye is on the sparrow and I KNOW HE watches me”
Rest and Rejoice in the blessed assurance of God’s love. I sing because I’m happy… you finish the chorus! It is my hope that this Monday Moment brings you Joy!
Marilyn F. Williams, President