MY DAILY COVENANT WITH GOD DEVOTIONAL
Devotion for Saturday March 11, 2017
Topic: Hand Them Over To Him
Text: Psalm 55:22
The Psalmist advised us in Psalm 37:5 saying, “Commit your way to the Lord, trust also in him, and he shall bring it to pass.” This counsel is very necessary because life is full of challenges. Someone once asked me, if there is any life void of worries. I believe that there is no one who doesn’t worry. The difference is that a true Christian hand over his/her problems to God and leaves everything in His hands while unbelievers will carry the burden on themselves.
We don’t have to undermine this counsel because of our own, we cannot do anything meaningful. It is a way to have peace in the midst of all uncertainties of life. Again, challenges of life are so many that they can easily overwhelm us except for the grace of God. Above all, God is the one that has all the wisdom that can help us live victoriously. The best way to ease yourself of anxiety is to lay your load upon God. Dependence on God keeps our souls in peace. God wants us to give our burdens to Him, but often we continue to bear them even when we say we trust in Him. Trust the same strength that sustains you to carry your cares also.
What is that burden of your heart now? Is it food to eat this morning? Is it money to transport you to office or children to school? Hand them and all other problems to God. Jesus advised us also on this matter in Matthew 6:25 – 34. When we worry, it means we don’t trust God. Don’t insult God by undermining His ability to provide for us.
Food for Thought: Anxiety springs from the desire that things should happen as we wish rather than as God wills.
Memory verse: 1 Peter 5:7 – Casting all your anxieties on Him because He cares for you (ESV).
Prayer: Lord, help me to remove worry out of my life by handing over every need to you.