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|Count Your Blessings: Don't Worry ... Pray!|
Understanding Depression: Overcoming Despair through Christ
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Thoughts for Today
Today's scripture gives God's antidote for worry: prayer. "Pray about everything. With thankful hearts offer up your prayers and requests to God."
When we pray, we need to offer up our prayers and requests to Godand leave them there. Too often we pray the words and hold on to the worry. As has been said, we need to let goand let God. Trust him, knowing that he is able, that he is love, that his way is always best. When we do this, God will bless us with a peace so great and wonderful that no human can understand it. And his peace will control the way we think and feel. True peace even amidst the storm.
Several years ago a popular song exhorted us "Don't worry Be happy." But the Bible gives us the ultimate answer: Don't worry Pray!
These thoughts were drawn from
Understanding Depression: Overcoming Despair through Christ by Donald G. Miles, Ed.D. This study deals with depression, a condition common throughout the world, and is suggested for use in support groups and Christian counseling.
Note: This curriculum was written especially for small groups, and we encourage people to use it that way. However, it can also be used effectively as a personal study for individuals or couples.
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