Refuse to Fret Yourself About Anything by Pastor Segun Obadje
The Leverage Devotional
By Pastor Segun Obadje Ph.D
Monday, April 26, 2021
Refuse to Fret Yourself About Anything
Philippians 4:6-7; 1 John 5:14-15.
Philippians 4:6-7 “Be careful for nothing; but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God. And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.”
Whatsoever God says to you, believe it. Why? That’s the reality. Our opening Scripture tells us to be anxious for nothing. In other words, God is saying that you shouldn’t fret yourself about anything, which means that you can be anxious for nothing; you can live a worry-free life. God does not want you to be worried about anything. Is there a matter of concern that requires urgent attention? Are you desperate for a miracle? The first thing to do is not to be anxious or worried, but to believe God and pray. Even when the deadline for the payment is staring you in the face, look up to God and call upon His Name. Take confidence in the Word, just like the Psalmist said, “They looked unto him, and were lightened: and their faces were not ashamed” (Psalms 34:5). Having prayed and asked the Father specifically for what you so desire, give thanks in faith, and put the Word in your mouth, singing and praising God. Beloved, there is no shame before your face. God comes through for you. The Lord makes a way for you even in the wilderness, where there is no way, and rivers in the midst of the desert. Help arises for you out of Zion, in the Name of the Lord Jesus Christ. Give thanks to the Father because you will not be stranded. As you put your faith in God, refusing to be disturbed about it, the peace of God that is beyond human comprehension will take over your heart, and you will know that God has met that need.
Praying to God in faith produces confidence in us; we have confidence that as we pray in line with His will, God hears us. 1 John 5:14-15 says, “And this is the confidence that we have in him, that, if we ask any thing according to his will, he heareth us: And if we know that he hears us, whatsoever we ask, we know that we have the petitions that we desired of him.” There is assurance in the place of prayer, that we have obtained mercy and found grace to help in time of need when we pray in faith. Jehovah, our God, our Father, answers prayers; for by awesome things in righteousness, He will answer us. God is the One who said in Jeremiah 33:3, “Call unto me, and I will answer thee, and shew thee great and mighty things, which thou knowest not.” Therefore, when you come out of the place of prayer, your response to that situation should be “Who art thou, O great mountain? before Zerubbabel thou hast become a plain…” (Zechariah 4:7) Why? You know your God that He won’t fail, He won’t disappoint. That is why it is written concerning us, “…but the people that do know their God shall be strong and do exploits.” (Daniel 11:32) Hallelujah! So, go right ahead and act on the Word. Remember, peace answers to refusing to be anxious over anything, but responding in faith by prayer, supplication and thanksgiving.
MY SOLID FRONT (YOUR CONFESSION): Father in the Name of Jesus Christ, I thank You for You are mindful of me and You have made adequate provisions to meet all my needs. Therefore, I refuse to fret myself about anything. Amen!
Further Meditation: Psalms 65:5; Hebrews 4:16.
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