Fresh Hope – 5th November 2020

Nothing that is happening in your life right now is a surprise to God. An obvious statement, you may think but sometimes, I find myself relaying the details of my life to Him as though he wasn’t there.

Uncertainty can have the potential to derail us emotionally. A lot of the anxiety that we experience in life is caused by feeling out of control.

Today, I want to remind you that the burdens you’re carrying were never designed for you to carry. Naturally, when we’re faced with problems, our instinct is to want to fix them. But Philippians 4 v 6 tells us otherwise: ‘Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.’

Our relationship with God doesn’t require solutions, it requires trust. Start by inviting Him into your day today, talk to Him about what you’re carrying and then make a conscious effort to lay it down. And watch peace sweep in, where your troubles once were.

Melissa Reynolds-Lawrence

A daily devotion for a better way of living.