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God is Bigger Than the Boogeyman and Worry: Day 2: My 40 Day Lent Journey

23 Feb

“Don’t fret or worry. Instead of worrying, pray.  Let petitions and praises shape your worries into prayers, letting God know your concerns.  Before you know it, a sense of God’s wholeness, everything coming together for good, will come and settle you down.  It’s wonderful what happens when Christ displaces worry at the center of your life.”

Philippians 4:6-7, The Message

Every time I hear or read this particular passage of Scripture, I can’t help but hum the tune of, “Don’t Worry, Be Happy.” I’m not sure why, but that is my instant reaction.  Silly.  I know.  Throw the first stone!

But happiness in place of worry is not exactly what this Scripture is talking about.  The focus of these verses is to replace worry with prayer.  Give it up and over to God and in so doing, find a peace that He is in control and you are not.  Happiness, while nice, is fleeting and fickle.  Peace and assurance in knowing that God’s got your back is a much better thing to strive for and hold onto.  Continue reading