Text: 2 Chronicles 20:21-23
“Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God;”
When Sir Walter Raleigh was burdened with a huge debt, his doctor said to him, “Sir Walter, if you don’t stop worrying, you will die.” He looked up sadly, and said, “I can’t help worrying as long as that debt is over my head. It may kill me, but you might as well tell my cook to order the water in the kettle not to boil as to command my brain not to worry.”
If you want to see your prayer come through, you must intentionally deal with the root of worry in your life. It is normal for an unsaved man to worry because man without God always want to fix things by himself. This should not be so with believers, who are called to a life of faith and total dependence on the Almighty God(2 Cor. 5:7; Psa 55:22). Worrying wants to drain all the strength you have received through the days of prayer and fasting and leave you empty. It takes away peace and replaces it with the fear of the future.
In our text today, having prayed, Jehoshaphat decided not to get worried but to use the weapon of praise. Having prayed, you should also decide not to get worried over those issues any longer. Tell the devil off saying, “I refuse to accept the devil’s poisonous pill of worrying. I choose to live by faith. God cares for me. He has my best interest at heart. I am God’s project and He isn’t through with me yet”.
Make a choice to be thankful for all that you have while believing God for the ones you are expecting.
1. I refuse to live in worry and I choose to live in faith in Jesus name.
2. I break the habit of worrying in my life in Jesus name.
1. It’s normal for an unsaved man to live in worry but abnormal for a believer.
2. Not worrying is a choice I have made.