Visualize yourself sitting on God’s lap with your head resting on His shoulder.
“Do not fret, it only leads to evil” Psalm 37:8 (NIV).
When your child is fussy, what do you do? You take him or her onto your lap and talk soothingly. Maybe you sit in a rocking chair and sing until he or she falls asleep. Or, like me, you might hold the baby in your arms and do a little dance and make up silly, little songs. When I do that with my grandson he quickly relaxes and his eyes, resting on my face, seem to say, “I like that, Oma! Sing some more.” It always amuses me that I have at least one fan who likes my singing!
Sometimes we adults have fussy spirits. Things are not going as planned. Disappointments, pressures and delays disturb our peace. Fretting happens when we take things into our own hands. It leads to the evil of being self-centered.
Jesus never worried and He was never anxious because He was not out to realize His own ideas; He was out to realize God’s ideas. Do you have an anxious spirit this morning? Let me suggest the following:
Sit quietly for a few moments and slowly repeat the following words of Scripture:
“My soul finds rest in God alone; my salvation comes from Him. Find rest, O my soul, in God alone; my hope comes from Him” (Psalm 62:1&5, NIV).
Visualize yourself sitting on God’s lap with your head resting on His shoulder. Hear him saying,
“I am with you. I am mighty to save. I take great delight in you” (Zephaniah 3:17).
As you let Him love you, He will calm your fears.
Father, thank you that you are with me now and I have nothing to worry about, for my salvation and my hope come from you. Amen.
If you don’t know Jesus in a personal way you can begin a relationship with him today. The first step is a prayer telling him you believe He is who He says He is and a second step is surrendering control of your will and life to him. These can be communicated in a simple prayer (prayer is talking to God):
“Lord Jesus, I need You. Thank You for dying on the cross for my sins. I open the door of my life and receive You as my Savior and Lord. Thank You for forgiving my sins and giving me eternal life. Take control of the throne of my life. Make me the kind of person You want me to be.”
If this prayer expresses the desire of your heart, then you can pray this prayer right now and Christ will come into your life, as He promised.
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