Several weeks ago Larry Dean, a friend and brother in Christ, shared this with me.  I thought it worth passing along, so here goes:

“Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God.” Philippines 4:6
Earlier this year one of the churches in our area made yard signs that said, “Let’s Pray About It”. You can see them in front of many houses, but the question arose, “What is ‘It'”? What is the thing that we are going to pray about? The church may have had one specific thing in mind when they made them up.. I don’t know.
This morning I want to talk about the “it” in our lives. Sometimes “it” is a wayward child that desperately needs to come back to the Lord. Sometimes “it” may be a failing marriage, a broken relationship, rejection by a friend. Perhaps “it” is a decline in your health, a bad report, the loss of a job, a material need, grief over the passing of a loved one. “It” might be a misunderstanding that needs to be corrected. “It” could be a trial, a mountain in your path, a roaring lion, a fiery furnace, a storm that’s raging. “It” could be a besetting sin that you can’t seem to get victory over. “It” can be many things. “It” can occur at anytime- especially when you least expect “it”. “It” comes in all sizes- big and small. To be such a little word, “it” sure carries a big load.
There is one thing about “it” though– “it’ is not bigger than God or too big for Him to handle. “It” is not in control. “It” is not stronger or wiser than God. “It” cannot withstand the power of God. “It” has to yield to the name of Jesus. “It” has to submit to and obey God. If “it” is a storm when He speaks, “Peace be still”, “it” has to be still. If “it” is a mountain “it” has to move.
I don’t know what your “it” is, but I do know that when you pray about “it”, when you take “it” to God, when you cast “it” upon the Lord, “it” will be taken care of. So don’t continue to carry “it”, don’t keep struggling with “it”, don’t keep allowing “it” to defeat you, give “it” to God… He can handle “it”.
Have a great day. Whatever “it” is, take “it” to God in prayer.


~ by brotherfaron on August 16, 2009.

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