WHAT IF, LET GO & BE STILL
In the picture above, a young boy in Buffalo, NY is standing on a street corner with a "Worry-Removal Sign." When you read the sign he's holding, you might think I'm daft, but read between the lines. He's inviting you to have some free food and prayer. He's offering kindness and a listening heart. Most folks will feel worry empty from their hearts as their stomachs and souls get filled.
If you stand on a street corner and ask a passerby, "Can I pray for you?" most folks will say yes. They've got nothing to lose, so even if they don't believe in God, they take a risk. What if we took a risk and prayed on more street corners in America?
The word worry is rooted in the concept of being strangled. Picture a dog or wolf grabbing the throat of its victim. The purpose of strangling was usually to end a life and devour the victim. The word evolved into our modern understanding to mean, distress, mental anguish or anxiety caused by trouble. https://www.etymonline.com/word/worry
Learning to let go of the "What-Ifs?" is a process that begins with a deep breath. It's not easy to just "Let-Go." When you exhale deeply, the movement of release begins. It's also a sign of surrender, you can't conquer worry and anxiety on your own.
If you were to consciously concentrate on your breathing, you'd have a three stage process, exhale, pause, and inhale. Try and look at each breath as a prayer that means
- Let Go - Surrender, Yield, Hand Over, Relinquish.
- Be Still - Pause, Motionless, Calm, Empty, Noiselessness.
- Be Filled, Promise, Potential, Protection, Provision.
DAY 15 WORD
Be still and know (recognize, understand) that I am God.
I will be exalted among the nations! I will be exalted in the earth.
Psalm 46:10 AMP
Surrender your anxiety!
Be silent and stop your striving and you will see that I am God.
I am the God above all the nations,
and I will be exalted throughout the whole earth.
Psalm 46:10 TPT
As a result of this, he has given you magnificent promises that are beyond all price, so that through the power of these tremendous promises you can experience partnership with the divine nature, by which you have escaped the corrupt desires that are of the world.
2 Peter 1:4 TPT
For I know the plans and thoughts that I have for you,’ says the Lord, ‘plans for peace and well-being and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope.
“Come to me, all of you who are tired and have heavy loads. I will give you rest. Accept my work and learn from me. I am gentle and humble in spirit. And you will find rest for your souls.
Matthew 11:28-29 ICB
But the one who always listens to me
will live undisturbed in a heavenly peace.
Free from fear, confident and courageous,
you will rest unafraid and sheltered from the storms of life.
Proverbs 1:33 TPT
DAY 15 PRAYER
Help me to pray In Your Spirit,
And set my own desires aside.
Help me to pray for Your will to be done,
And not my own.
Your perfect plan is better than any purpose I devise.
Your ways are higher than my ways.
Your thoughts are greater than my thoughts.
Your will is more excellent than my will.
Let thy will be done
On earth as it is in heaven.
In Jesus name.
DAY 15 DEEP THOUGHTS
- Life has seasons of growth.
- Seeds are sown in dark places.
- Trees let go of their leaves.
- Crops don't grown in the stillness of frozen ground.
- "Let me make this clear: A single grain of wheat will never be more than a single grain of wheat unless it drops into the ground and dies. Because then it sprouts and produces a great harvest of wheat—all because one grain died." John 12:24 TPT
- Give up the seed of your life and let your self die in Christ. Give all your worries to God and He will produce a great harvest from the seed of your life.