The Lord is near.
I have read a couple of post over the past few weeks in which some of you have felt kind of blah... I've had those days myself. Not lately, but I have been there a time or two. I'd like to share this with you from my Women's Devotional, NIV. Love and blessings for a great week!
My life seemed filled with worries and anxieties. It was the kind of day when I just wanted to pull the covers back over my head and forget everything. Have you ever felt that way?
While reading these verses, I was reminded of the profound truth that prayer isn't something I had to do, rather, prayer is something I get to do. I get to bring to GOD every worry and concern that is on my heart today. In fact, I discovered when worry and anxiety knocks on the door of life, if the door is opened by prayer, no one is there? God's cure for worry is always the same-prayer-not pulling the covers back over my head. His way is always action. That action begins with making everything known to him.
Why do we get to pray? Because "the Lord is near" (Philippians 4:5) this is the key to this entire magnificent passage. Because he is near, we need not be anxious for anything. Because he is near, we have peace within.