Sunday, November 8, 2009

Bread for the Journey


I’ve been reading Max Lucado’s “Every Day Deserves a Chance” and I got to the a Chapter called “Peace for anxious Days.” The big question is, “How can I experience peace when I have so much to be anxious about?”
And if there’s not a fire burning in my personal life at the moment, the daily news reports will remind me that there’s plenty to be concerned about!
Worry tells us that things are going crazy and wonders if anyone is in control. But when we look at history we see that people have always had hardships. The Hebrews in the wilderness had no idea where their next meal would come from . . . and then God rained down bread, just enough for each day. God seems to have a way of teaching us of our dependability on Him. Jesus went as far as to reminded us of how He even cares for the birds of the air and the flowers of the field.
Montaingne said, “My life has been full of terrible misfortunes, most of which never happened.”
Corrie ten Boom commented, “Worry does not empty tomorrow of its sorrows: it empties today of its strength.”
Lord, Help me to keep learning not to worry about anything, but to pray about everything, telling you my needs. And may the peace that passes all understanding guard my heart and mind today in Christ Jesus. (adapted from Philippians 4:6,7)

19 comments:

  1. This was just what I needed today...thanks!

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  2. Great post today. I always look forward to your Sunday post..they are so meaningful. This today is what I needed to read..life is so full of anxieties and we do have to realize that God is in control. Thanks for the prayer..I also say'amen'

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  3. Thank you Anneliese. I loved Corrie's quote .. so true.

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  4. Wonderful post. I am so thankful our God is in control...I'm impossibly inept at it!

    Hav a blessed day, Chris

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  5. What a beautiful reminder! Thank you!

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  6. I need to be reminded often that peace and worry can't co-exist. Thanks.

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  7. Your Sunday posts are a real blessing. Thank You. I especially love the quote by Corrie Ten Boom. Thanks for reminding me of that beautiful story of faith and forgiveness.

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  8. So true!
    Thank you, Anneliese!

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  9. I love starting my Sunday mornings with the little devotionals on MGCC. Thanks Anneliese for the timely reminder to bring all our anxieties to our great God.

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  10. what a treasure was Corrie ten Boom

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  11. I think I need to get this book.
    Thank you for the encouragement.

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  12. That book sounds very interesting.Thanks for the reminder that God is really in control.
    Blessings,Ruth

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  13. Thank you ever so much for the devotional! What a privilege we have in approaching the very Throne of God!
    Have a blessed week.

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  14. You are speaking to me, personally, today. I REALLY needed to hear this. Thank you.

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  15. Perfect. Passing this message on for others to mediate on (as well as myself!)

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  16. Thanks for posting that. I've been struggling the last while with stress issues, thanks for the reminder that makes me feel I'm not alone, and that others are struggling too. Thankyou Jesus, for always being there!

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