I can become anxious and nervous about the prospect of a new year. While others may make resolutions and expectantly await what a new year hold, I tend to question - What will happen in my personal life, in our nation, with my job, in my family, in the world? As I muse on these questions, I’m reminded of the powerful scripture found in Philippians 4:6, ““Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.”
Knowing that our God is Sovereign, calms my trepidations and reminds me to keep looking to Him with thanksgiving in my heart. God guides our lives and He is our Provider of all good gifts. Often when emotions overtake me, I stop reflect, pray and sing a song. Here’s a prayer from the TykesHub book, Full of Feelings:
Please stop the butterflies in my
Tummy which come when I have to do
Give me the right words at the right time.
Please guide me through the whole day. Amen.