Put Your Life in Order with God’s Word 4

When you are confronted by the pressures of life, let your eyes be in Jesus and the things of this world will grow light and dim in the light of His glory and grace. You do not have to be anxious when confronted by life’s situation.

Bible Reading: Ex 15:22-27; Phil 4:6

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You don’t have to be anxious, neither do you have to complain. The failure of the children of Israel when confronted by the need of water was expressed in their anxiety and complaints against Moses.

They were anxious, whereas it was unnecessary. Anxiety only takes place when attention is more on things than on God. To be anxious means to be troubled with cares; to look out for things or to seek to promote one’s interests. Devotion must be to God and not to self or to to things, Matt 6:25-34; and devotion to God cannot only be when things are okay.

If you do not learn to put your trust in God through prayer, supplication and thanksgiving, anxiety will come and it will lead to complaints.

The children of Israel complained against Moses; whereas as their leader he was not their God. In Hebrew language, to complain means to stop overnight or to stay permanently. Their complaint indicates that they were no longer progressing with God. The negative sense of these meanings is seen when you relate them with the idea of being obstinate. Their complaint was a reaction and an affront against God. Someone has rightly said, “The wise responds, the otherwise reacts”.
Their complaint was a simple “What shall we drink?”. Nothing ordinarily was wrong with the statement except for the fact that it was a complaint. Would it not have been better as a prayer unto God?

When you are confronted by the pressures of life, let your eyes be in Jesus and the things of this world will grow light and dim in the light of His glory and grace. You do not have to be anxious when confronted by life’s situation.

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One comment

  • OLUMUYIWA

    Thanks for the message of encouragement. Your anointing will continue to increase in Jesus Name.