Worry is detrimental to our wellbeing and to our relationship with God. Everyday worries can become the center of our lives and cloud our view of God.
Don’t fret or worry. Instead of worrying, pray. Let petitions and praises shape your worries into prayers, letting God know your concerns. Before you know it, a sense of God’s whole- ness, everything coming together for good, will come and settle you down. It’s wonderful what happens when Christ displaces worry at the center of your life.
Philippians 4: 6-7 (MSG)
I remember learning about displacement reaction during my chemistry classes in school. It is the process where a compound displaces a less reactive metal from the solutions of its compounds. In simpler terms, when a higher element comes in contact with a lesser element, it displaces it from its own combination. The Holy Spirit used this analogy to remind me of the ultimate worry displacer — Christ Jesus. The verse above aptly explains what happens when Christ comes into contact with our worries. He displaces them and becomes the center of our lives.
So using the chemistry example,
Jesus + Oge’s Worries = Jesus Oge + Worries.
So, you have worries, and probably valid ones too! How- ever, you must let Jesus come into the equation. When He becomes your focal point, your worries take a back seat and you set your gaze on Him who is able to deliver and walk you through that rough time. So, does the cancer go away? Or the financial drought or the failing marriage or the sick kids? Probably not, but they will no longer remain your focus. But the presence of Jesus will remind you of what the word of God says regarding your circumstance.
Today, let your heart be blessed by this ultimate displacer of our worries. Let us bring Christ in contact with our trials through our praise filled requests and prayers and wait faithfully for His deliverance.
Jesus, today I praise you for being the ultimate displacer of worries in my life. I thank you for every opportunity to bring my worries to you. I lay it all down at your feet. I believe You Lord. Jesus, be the center of my life. Amen!
I Thessalonians 5: 16-18. Choose today to be cheerful regardless of circumstances. Pray about everything. Everything! Be thankful no matter what happens. That is how God desires that we spend our day!
Song of the week: Akamdinelu by Mercy Chinwo