How pathetic it was when our late beloved Queen in dying called thrice, "Albert, Albert, Albert!"
We encounter turbulence. (Spurgeon's note), Worry has a fascinating etymology which can be traced back to the Old High German "wurgen" which means "to strangle" which is what worry does to our joy! Here was a man who was in the direst imaginable circumstance, an unthinkable trauma who in the midst of it all expressed his great prayer of thanksgiving. Don't take things for granted; take them with gratitude. He gives thee thy portion of suffering, accept it with cheerful resignation, and then take it back to him by thine assured confidence. Luke 6:12 And it was at this time that He went off to the mountain to pray, and He spent the whole night in prayer to God. Rather than looking at the known blessings that God provides today—so abundantly, so consistently—we worry about the unknown and uncertain events of tomorrow. It is prayer that is a place of power, provision, and peace. he asked. In later Greek, prayers appealed to God for His presence. Put your cares in God's hands. Don’t tell me that worry doesn’t do any good. The low view of God entertained almost universally among Christians is the cause of a hundred lesser evils everywhere among us.
Worry is blind (to the lessons taught by God's providential care of the birds and flowers). He writes: We can accurately call this: “God’s Six-Step Program to Overcoming Worry in Your Life.” This passage tells us what to do: Bam, bam, bam, bam, bam. But prayer is an effective way to handle difficulties of all sizes. Remember, life is more than food and clothes (Luke 12:22), You'll miss the meaning of life (Luke 12:23), Remember, God feeds the birds and will be sure to feed you (Luke 12:24), You can't extend the length of your life (Luke 12:25), It is an exercise in futility (Luke 12:26), You waste your time and energy (Luke 12:27), You set your heart on tangibles instead of trust (Luke 12:29), You are like unbelievers, refusing faith in God (Luke 12:30), You are not making God's kingdom your priority (Luke 12:31), You are forgetting what the Father has already given you (Luke 12:32), You are thinking more of yourself than of others (Luke 12:33), You are treasuring the temporal over the eternal (Luke 12:34), From a work I would highly recommend because it tends to stay close to Scriptural wisdom with a minimum of secular wisdom (June Hunt's collection of 100 Biblical Counseling Keys), Author A. They’ve worked hard, lived simply, not coveted too much, and have tried not to complain to each other. It is also a sin to brood over your troubles, for you are implying that the Lord is either unable or unwilling to meet your needs. He would not command us to pray to him if he were not a God who answers prayer. But do not be long, because the longer you are in waiting, the longer will your trouble be in thawing afterwards. 34 "Therefore do not be anxious (conveys the force of a command) for tomorrow; for tomorrow will care for itself. Corollary = only believers continually filled with/controlled by/empowered by the Holy Spirit can be continually thankful!). Prayer (4335) (proseuche from pros = toward or immediately before + euchomai = to pray or vow) is the more general word for prayer and is used only of prayer to God. When they compared the times, it was on the same day and at the same hour that Hotchkiss had been miraculously spared on the Nigerian plain.
Supplication concerns a specific request for special needs. In the gift of that Saviour he has laid the foundation for that claim, and he requires that you should not be unmindful of the obligation. Let the past sleep, but let it sleep on the bosom of Christ.- Oswald Chambers, The one thing that keeps us from the possibility of worrying is bringing God in as the greatest factor in all our calculations.- Oswald Chambers, Quick is the succession of human events; the cares of today are seldom the cares of tomorrow; and when we lie down at night, we may safely say to most of our troubles, “You have done your worst, and we shall meet no more. Why is this happening?" 7:29ff). 2. As I neared the top of the steps, I saw an old plaque that I had forgotten. That he will never suffer the righteous to be moved, to be so shaken by any troubles as to quit either their duty to God or their comfort in him. A parrot needs a mirror. When any thing burdens our spirits, we must ease our minds by prayer; when our affairs are perplexed or distressed, we must seek direction and support. Worry casts a big shadow behind a small thing.
Worry is useless (it cannot add an hour to your life or an inch to your height). Full faith in God puts it to rest.-Horace Bushnell, People who do not know how to fight worry, die young. Bring to Him your daily burdens-- Ask Him to supply your needs (Philippians 4:6,19). There is nothing too great and nothing too small that cannot be given to the Lord, and there is no areas in our life.. or the lives of others, about which we cannot come boldly to the throne of grace.
But prayer is much more than telling God what we want Him to do for us. One of his neighbors, however, kept a rooster that several times in the night and in the early morning gave way to vigorous self-expression. He praised God, thanked God, and went home that night to the missionary compound to sleep. Søren Kierkegaard (bio) put worry and anxiety in an poignant perspective writing that... No Grand Inquisitor has in readiness such terrible tortures as anxiety. But the great Christian leader, George Müller, knew the antidote: Many times when I could have gone insane from worry, I was at peace because my soul believed the truth of God’s promises.