“Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God.” Philippians 4:6 NKJV
Suppose you met a wealthy individual who promised you a large sum of money in the future. Since you know this individual has a track record of honouring promises because you’ve seen him do so in the past, you’re confident that this person will not disappoint you. If you can trust a mere man, how much more God?
Being anxious about God’s promises shows a forgetfulness of His track record of faithfulness to His word. He is a God who always keeps His word. His word to the Israelites was to “be strong and of good courage, do not fear nor be afraid of them; for the Lord your God, He is the One who goes with you. He will not leave you nor forsake you” (Deut. 31:6, NKJV). What has He told you He would do for you? He will do it!
As you prepare for your camp meetings, like the Psalmist, your testimony should be that “the Lord will not reject His people; He will not abandon His special possession” (Psalms 94:14, NLT). Dear believer, listen, God is worthy of your trust. You can bank on His word. It has been said that “hope deferred makes the heart sick” (Proverbs 13:12), but you must make a resolve to strengthen your heart as you wait for His promise.
If you find yourself getting anxious that your prayers may not be answered, rebuke that thought and “give all your worries and cares to God, for He cares about you” (1 Peter 5:7, NLT).
When Apostle Paul told us not to be anxious, he didn’t stop there; he also told us what to do instead. The instruction is to pray about anything with a grateful heart for what God has already done. Maintain this frame of mind as you prepare.