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30 Jan – Living free

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God’s ways are different from our ways and He wants us to live free from worry and anxiety. But to live like that we have to live by His ways and not our own. 

The bible is like a God’s manual for life and it has alot to say about how to deal with worry. When things come up that cause us to become anxious and worried, God wants us to seek His help.

1 Peter 5:6-7 says, “Therefore humble yourselves [demote, lower yourselves in your own estimation] under the mighty hand of God, that in due time He may exalt you, casting the whole of your care [all your anxieties, all your worries, all your concerns, once and for all] on Him, for He cares for you affectionately and cares about you watchfully.

To deal with worry and anxiety God encourages us to:

1.Humble ourselves that means we have to let go of the controls and ask for His help.

2.Cast all our cares on Him. Give them over to Him and then don’t take them back. When we do that our concerns are His concern. Ask yourself “How are things working out for me doing things my way?” As long as we try to do everything ourselves, God will let us. But perhaps instead of making ourselves miserable trying to figure everything out on our own we can give them over to God to sort out. When we do that God is able to release His miracle working power into our situation.

God didn’t create us to live anxious lives only relying on ourselves all the time. He wants us to  trust Him, so we are free to do the good things He has planned for us and to enjoy His blessings as He meets our every need.

Today, why not try God’s way of doing things. Acknowledge your need, ask for His help, cast all your cares upon Him and then watch His miracle working power go to work in your life.

Prayer: Lord thank you that you care about every area of my life. Please help me to cast all my cares on you and to learn to trust you more. In Jesus Name Amen.

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