Cast Up A Highway



Give Up Anxiety!

Posted on June 28, 2013 at 10:40 AM

This past week was a real testing time for us. Our little home was in pretty much chaos with remodeling work being done. It required all our dining room things to be moved into the living room; the kitchen also was unusable. Had to wrap up and box all the treasures from the hutch. It was time consuming work. It was 5 days (that seemed like a month) before we were able to move back into the dining room and kitchen; that too was a big job. . . and a test.

As I reassembled the cherished items in our hutch, I realized some of our most valued ones were missing. Valuable and precious gifts from dear friends, a little china doll, a figurine I loved (that was in my house ever since I was a child), were all missing. A sense of loss attacked my spirit, a sickness in my stomach and soul hung on me like moss on a tree as negative thoughts flew in. Were some boxes stolen by a worker?

In the middle of the night a fierce attack came. It was a battle; after tossing around a while, I prayed and totally gave the treasures to God. I "saw" them in His hands and asked Him to return them to me. Then peace came and I was able to sleep. The next morning I thanked God that the missing would be returned. Later in the day we discovered we had forgotten that at the 'beginning of the project' my husband put several containers in our daughter’s storage unit. Guess what? All our cherished items were there. My faithful Lord held them and then returned them.

In speaking to God about this, He showed me that when I was upset with a negative spirit hovering over my mind, I was not looking for people to love and not loving anyone, rather I was self consumed with my loss. Oh and isn’t that how the enemy wants us to be?

Thank You Lord that You were faithful, and when I turned it all over to You, the evil spirit had to leave; my mind was protected and freed, my faith and trust in You was renewed, and a loving spirit was once again in ascendency!

Your word says:

“Do not fret or have any anxiety about anything, but in every circumstance and in everything, by prayer and petition (definite requests), with thanksgiving, continue to make your wants known to God. (7) And God’s peace [shall be yours, that tranquil state of a soul assured of its salvation through Christ, and so fearing nothing from God and being content with its earthly lot of whatever sort that is, that peace] which transcends all understanding shall garrison and mount guard over your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus.”(Phil. 4:6–7 Amp.)

It is so true! God’s promises are real and they are for all of us! Believe and cast Your burdens and anxieties upon the Lord! Be at peace. His faithfulness may surprise You!

Kenneth Hagin says: “As long as you do not take this first step—as long as you fret and have anxiety—you are nullifying the effects of your prayer. You haven’t cast your burden on the Lord—you still have it!”

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                                        AWESOME GOD


Sometimes the terrible awesomeness of God hits me and sends me reeling into deep meditation. It always carries its reward of a new closeness with my God. It happened this morning. In the beginning I was distracted with my mind wandering here and yon. Then I ‘woke up’ and commanded it to return. God is so good! Holy Spirit began to lead me in prayer.

Sorry, my Lord. I come to our meeting this morning with scattered thoughts; help me, Lord, to rein them in. That You even desire to meet with me is so amazing! Deep breath. Moses asked God, “what shall I say when they ask 'Who sent me’?” You responded, “Say the Great I AM sent me.” You, God, are not hemmed in by time. For You there is no ‘was, will be’, there is only I AM. Before You I bow down my heart, my 'who I am' I submit to You; help me become who You created me to be.

Exodus 3:13-14 (AMP)

13 And Moses said to God, Behold, when I come to the Israelites and say to them, The God of your fathers has sent me to you, and they say to me, What is His name? What shall I say to them? 14 And God said to Moses, I Am Who I Am and What I Am, and I Will Be What I Will Be; and He said, You shall say this to the Israelites: I Am has sent me to you!

  • Footnotes: Exodus 3:15 To know the name of God is to witness the manifestation of those attributes and apprehend that character which the name denotes.

Can you feel the depth of that name? 'I AM' signifies so much ~ timelessness, absolute love, supreme power, unimaginable expansion ~ an incomprehensible being, totally surrounding. There simply are not words to express the grandness of Who our God is. HIS LOVE FOR US  S SO APPARENT IN HIS WORD!

Psalm 91:14 (AMP)

Because he has set his love upon Me, therefore will I deliver him; I will set him on high, because he knows and understands My name [has a personal knowledge of My mercy, love, and kindness—trusts and relies on Me, knowing I will never forsake him, no, never].

Isaiah 52:6 (AMP)

Therefore My people shall know what My name is and what it means; therefore they shall know in that day that I am He who speaks; behold, I Am!

Indeed my God! You are the great I AM! This measures so deep and so high and so wide. You revealed Your staggering magnificence to David, and it comes out here:

Psalm 139:1-10

O Lord, you have examined my heart

and know everything about me.

2 You know when I sit down or stand up.

You know my thoughts even when I’m far away.

Even when it’s my mind traveling on tangents.

3 You see me when I travel and when I rest at home.

You know everything I do.

4 You know what I am going to say

even before I say it, Lord.

5 You go before me and follow me.

You place your hand of blessing on my head.

6 Such knowledge is too wonderful for me,

too great for me to understand!

7 I can never escape from your Spirit!

I can never get away from your presence!

8 If I go up to heaven, you are there;

if I go down to the grave, you are there.

9 If I ride the wings of the morning,

if I dwell by the farthest oceans,

10 even there your hand will guide me,

and your strength will support me.

You are always with me. 

You will guide me.

You will always be my support. Your strength

upholds me, protects me, supports me.

Lord, You are so good! What a privilege to know You! Thank You that You continue to grow me closer to You. Thank You! I love being together with You, my Lord.