FEEDING OUR FAITH
DAY 6 | 08.09
“Don’t worry about anything; instead, pray about everything. Tell God what you need, and thank him for all he has done. Then you will experience God’s peace, which exceeds anything we can understand.
His peace will guard your hearts and minds as you live in Christ Jesus.”
PHILIPPIANS 4:6-7 NLT
Uncertainty is one of the greatest teachers for trusting God. Our response to uncertainty will either drive us away from God, or draw us in even closer. The moment we begin to starve out doubt and feed our faith, we start to focus on what is right about God, rather than what is wrong with our situation. So in seasons of uncertainty, we must declare our trust in God, pray with boldness and confidence, and thank Him for His faithfulness and provision.
• What are some spiritual characteristics that are non-negotiable in your life? For example, staying humble, being obedient, etc.
• Think about a time of uncertainty, worry, or stress in your life. How did prayer and worship bring you— and maybe others—peace?
• We must focus on what’s right about God, not what’s wrong about our situation. What types of prayers can you pray to realign your focus with God’s during difficult situations?
• Matthew 6:34 (in the Message translation) says that God will help us deal with whatever hard things come up when the time comes—we just need to trust Him. How can simply saying the phrase “God I trust you” out loud make a difference during your prayer time?
Take a moment during prayer to recall a time when God was faithful during a period of uncertainty. Thank Him for those times and declare your trust in Him. As your faith is stirred, pray boldly about your current circumstances knowing that He is still faithful.
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Find a promise in God’s word that relates to a concern in your life, and commit it to memory this week. As God’s promise settles in your heart, take a moment in your regular prayer time to entrust your concern to the Lord, believing that His promise shall prove true.