Monday, October 22, 2012

“Careful for Nothing”

Philippians 4:6
"Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God."

How many need a cure for a care! The burdened man of business, the anxious parent, the struggling toiler, the perplexed man of affairs- all need some counselor that can be trusted, and some helper that can be relied upon. God is the One to whom to go “in everything.” Thanksgiving is to be joined with prayer, for even the most burdened have blessings here and hereafter. Pray in faith; then comes peace, different from what the world gives, with its pleasure, its promises, and its opiates, and that peace keeps the heart as brave soldiers keep the citadel. And all “through Christ Jesus” - blessed be His name!

—John Hall

From Book Four - Bible Illustrations, Heartwarming Bible Illustrations – Richard A. Steele, Jr. and Evelyn Stoner. AMG Publishers, Chattanooga, TN, 1998, Page 50.

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