Friday, April 16 NL | BR

Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. – Philippians 4:6

Jesus says in Matthew 6:34: ‘Do not worry about tomorrow.’ The Lord will fix everything in His time. That is who God is!

Humility

When you are young in the Lord, you are often still proud, and you think you know everything much better. When you have been on God’s path a bit longer and learned to trust the Lord, you will not do that anymore. I have learned to say: ‘OK Lord’ when I realize He wants things done differently. Pride keeps you on your own way, but humility keeps you on the path of the Lord. You trust Him in every situation.

Let the Lord make the plan and let us trust Him that He will carry out His plan in our lives. God gives vision. He paves the way. He opens and closes doors.

Trust Him

Today the world needs managers who are able to get things done. However, we do not need them in spiritual life, because Philippians 4:19 says: ‘And my God will meet all your needs according to the riches of His glory in Christ Jesus.’ Our needs are better off in the hands of the Lord. He knows what has to happen.

Acting based only on your own thoughts will hurt you badly. It can even destroy your life and make you miss the blessing of God. Let God make your plans and just trust Him. Do not plan your life by yourself.

If someone asks me about a decision that could be made later, I will patiently wait to make that decision. God could still change all kinds of things. Do not worry about a decision that needs to be made later. Do not worry, while the Lord says in Philippians 4:6: ‘Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.’

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