MAKING DECISIONS & ANXIETY

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

“Do not be anxious/worried about anything (μηδὲν μεριμνᾶτε), but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God.” (Phil 4:6)

I sometimes get quite worried, when I need to make an important decision or an important change. So I either put it off or over-think it, or both.

The Apostle reminds me today to let all this “be made known to God,” and thus relieve the burden of worry and anxiety. I obviously do need to make decisions, large and small, on a daily basis, to manage my life responsibly. But worry and anxiety can creep into even simple responsibilities when I leave God out of the picture; when I fall into self-reliance, carrying the burden of my situations and decisions on my own shoulders.

Today I gratefully begin my day, by getting briefly on my knees and “letting my requests be made known to God,” Who can and does give me the wisdom and courage to carry out any responsibility. He shares my burdens, when I share them with Him. Because “prayer and supplication with thanksgiving,” as the Apostle assures me, relieves me daily from the burdens of worry and anxiety.

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