Clothes are expensive, and poor believers may be led into anxiety as to where their next suit will come from. The soles are thin; how shall we get new shoes? See how our thoughtful Lord has provided against this care. Our heavenly Father clothes the grass of the field with a splendor such as Solomon could not equal: will He not clothe His own children? We are sure He will. There may be many a patch and a darn, but raiment we shall have.
A poor minister found his clothes nearly threadbare, and so far gone that they would hardly hold together; but as a servant of the Lord he expected his Master to find him his livery. It so happened that the writer on a visit to a friend had the loan of the good man’s pulpit, and it came into his mind to make a collection for him, and there was his suit. Many other cases we have seen in which those who had served the Lord have found Him considerate of their wardrobe. He who made man so that when he had sinned he needed garments, also in mercy supplied him with them; and those which the Lord gave to our first parents were far better than those they made for themselves.
[from Faith’s Checkbook by Charles H. Spurgeon]
“Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God.” -Philippians 4:6
Worry and anxiety are simply living out the future before it gets here. -Kevin DeYoung via Twitter
“Therefore do not be anxious about tomorrow, for tomorrow will be anxious for itself. Sufficient for the day is its own trouble.” -Matthew 6:34
“We too often worry about tomorrow because our focus is on tomorrow and not on God who’s sovereign over tomorrow.” -Burk Parsons via Twitter
Sunday Morning| Pastor Steve Wainright | Peace in Perilous Times | Philippians 4:1-9
“Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.” -Philippians 4:6-7
We as God’s children should not worry, but give everything to God in prayer. Pray giving thanks, knowing that God is working out His purpose and His plan no matter what is happening in your life. When you pray thankfully, it’s like a spiritual tranquilizer bringing the peace of God that passes all understanding.
Sunday Morning Sermon Audio: Peace in Perilous Times | Philippians 4:1-9
Sunday Evening Sermon Audio: The Word & His Witness | John 1:6-9
Wednesday Evening Sermon Audio: Obey His Will | Jeremiah 41:16-43:13