How do you start your day?
With looking at your phone? Facebook news feed??? Searching the latest political news?
Start your day with God!
God’s word instructs us, “Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus” (Philippians 4:6–7). The “everything” about which we are to pray includes the news we consume and how we respond to it, especially if it makes us “anxious” as a result.
John Bunyan tells us, “Afflictions are governed by God, both as to time, number, nature, and measure. Our times, and our conditions in these times, are in the hand of God, yea, and so are our souls and bodies, to be kept and preserved from the evil while the rod of God is upon us.”
God is interested in, and concerned about, every aspect of our lives – physical, mental, emotional and spiritual. The Bible makes it clear that nothing that concerns us is beneath His concern.
It would be impossible to list all of the Bible’s promises. Some estimate them to be anywhere from 8,000 to 30,000 promises of God.