Phil. 4:6 ESV – “Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God.”
John MacArthur says, “Fred and worry indicate a lack of trust in God’s wisdom, sovereignty, or power. Delighting in the Lord and meditating on his word are a great antidote to anxiety (Ps. 1:2) All difficulties are within God’s purposes… Gratitude to God accompanies all true prayer.”
We love to watch the Bob Newhart skit “Stop It” and when we’re talking with friends that know what we mean we’ll say, “Stop it… just stop it!” But the truth is you can’t just stop IT. You have to replace whatever IT is with something else. So today replace your worry with thanksgiving. Just try to worry and thank God at the same time. I don’t think it can be done.
Election Day! I thank God for the ability to vote and for whoever wins, whether I voted for him or not.