30 Days of Prayer: Day 3 Dealing with Anxiety
Friday, September 03, 2010
I went to the doctor 2 days ago to get my blood sugar levels checked. And much to chagrin I had to face the scale. What the scale has to do with my blood sugar levels is unknown to me but I knew I wasn't going to see any change. I haven't put my best effort into it because I allowed myself to indulge. I am trying to deal with a lot of stress at home and instead of exercising, I ate. So I was very anxious about facing the scale. After I got the "you really need to lose weight" speech from my doctor, I was reminded of Philippians 4:6-8 that reads:
6Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. 7And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.
8Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things. (NIV)
I have decided to take all my concerns to the Lord in prayer. While I am praying, I will be actively moving towards my goals. Of course praying without action wouldn't do me any good. As I prayed about my health and my lack of self discipline, I didn't feel so anxious. My goals didn't appear to be impossible. I received the peace of God and the courage to move forward. Lord today help me to move forward with courage. Help me to remember that I am not alone on this journey that I can bring all my concerns to you. Thank you for the opportunity to come to you in prayer. In Jesus' name, Amen.