PRAYER INSTEAD OF WORRY
“Don’t worry about anything; on the contrary, make your requests known to God by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving.” ~ Philippians 4:6, CJB
As we all know, there are many businesses that are taking precautions by closing down due to the Coronavirus. There are many that have genuine concerns about how they are going to continue to support their families and get bills paid. I can honestly say God gets us through all things. “Yeshua looked at them and said, … Humanly, this is impossible; but with God everything is possible. (Matthew 19:26)
Early on in my marriage, God had called my husband and I into full-time ministry. The obstacles from the Adversary hit us head on for quite a few years. We had car wrecks, a heart attack, deaths in the family, issues with the children and many layoffs. Still being a fairly new believer, I wasn’t mature enough in my faith to handle the stress of it all. Of course, I would pray, but only after I reacted poorly to every situation that hit us, especially the layoffs. There were many of them between the both of us, which caused me to worry about money all the time! Although I saw God helping us through the kindness of others, I still reacted with panic and worry whenever there was another layoff, and that’s putting it mildly. Then it happened! I was sitting at my computer having my daily conversation with the Lord. I had asked Yeshua to take this angst away from me, I didn’t want to live this way anymore. I didn’t want to have to worry anymore and just then my husband walks in and tells me he had been laid off. I was cool as a cucumber; I recognized it right away. The next day I went to work and got my lay-off notice. I cried for a bit because now we were both laid off at the same time, which never happened before, but I prayed in the moment, and the Lord calmed me down. I was able to finish out the school year, and then we both went on unemployment. My husband and I agreed that he would just focus on seminary and not go back to work. My job was on again, off again, but we continued to pray and we tithed, and the Lord blessed us with everything we needed.
Being in ministry, many years later, we still live paycheck to paycheck, but I see now where God’s hand was in all of it, and I know that God is still seeing us through. Now, does that mean I don’t worry from time to time? Of course, I do unfortunately, that’s human nature. But, my years in ministry has helped me mature and grow into a true woman of God. When things get hard, I go to Yeshua, and I wait on him.
My message to any of you who may be affected by the consequences of the Coronavirus is that worry gives us nothing but anxiety, and then that trickles down to our children. Take your prayers to Yeshua and wait on him. You may not see God’s hand in your situation now, but you will. Believe that he will get you through, and he will. God does not lie, he does everything he’s says he will. Put your trust and faith in him and not in the things going on around you. You are not alone in this. When good things come your way, choose to see God.
Be a Blessing and Be Blessed!
Monday Morning Inspirational
By Rebbitzen Kat
20th of Adar, 5780 | March 16, 2020
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