Some mornings I wake up thinking about all of the things I need to accomplish for the day and as I attempt to prioritize them, often begin to get stressed out and find myself mentally exhausted before my feet even slip out of bed. I wonder how much our awaking thoughts reflect our heart. How often do we stress first and ask for help later? My prayer for today is that God will mold my thoughts to be more trusting of Him and less worrying of the future.
My devotion from today:
As you get out of bed in the morning, be aware of My Presence with you. You may not be thinking clearly yet, but I am. Your early morning thoughts tend to be anxious ones until you get connected with Me. Invite Me into your thoughts by whispering My Name. Suddenly your day brightens and feels more user-friendly. You cannot dread a day that is vibrant with My Presence.You gain confidence through knowing that I am with you—that you face nothing alone. Anxiety stems from asking the wrong question: “If such and such happens, can I handle it?” The true question is not whether you can cope with whatever happens, but whether you and I together can handle anything that occurs. It is this you-and-I-together factor that gives you confidence to face the day cheerfully.
"In the morning, O Lord, you hear my voice; in the morning I lay my requests before you and wait in expectation."
"God, You are my God; early will I seek You; my soul thirsts for You; my flesh longs for You in a dry and thirsty land where there is no water."
"I can do everything through him who gives me strength."