This devotion come from Streams in the Desert. This particular day (Oct 13) has to be my favorite in all of the devotion...yet so hard to bring forth for me. Something I am working on...
No anxiety ought to be found in a believer. Great, many and
varied may be our trials, our afflictions, our difficulties, and
yet there should be no anxiety under any circumstances, because
we have a Father in Heaven who is almighty, who loves His
children as He loves His only-begotten Son, and whose very joy
and delight it is to succor and help them at all times and under
all circumstances. We should attend to the Word, "In nothing be
anxious, but in everything by prayer and supplication with
thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God."
"In everything," that is not merely when the house is on fire,
not merely when the beloved wife and children are on the brink
of the grave, but in the smallest matters of life, bring
everything before God, the little things, the very little
things, what the world calls trifling things--everything--living
in holy communion with our Heavenly Father, arid with our
precious Lord Jesus all day long. And when we awake at night, by
a kind of spiritual instinct again turning to Him, and speaking
to Him, bringing our various little matters before Him in the
sleepless night, the difficulties in connection with the family,
our trade, our profession. Whatever tries us in any way, speak
to the Lord about it.
"By prayer and supplication," taking the place of beggars, with
earnestness, with perseverance, going on and waiting, waiting,
waiting on God.
"With thanksgiving." We should at all times lay a good
foundation with thanksgiving. If everything else were wanting,
this is always present, that He has saved us from hell. Then,
that He has given us His Holy Word--His Son, His choicest
gift--and the Holy Spirit. Therefore we have abundant reason for
thanksgiving. O let us aim at this!
"And the peace of God which passeth all understanding, shall
keep your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus." And this is so
great a blessing, so real a blessing, so precious a blessing,
that it must be known experimentally to be entered into, for it
passeth understanding. O let us lay these things to heart, and
the result will be, if we habitually walk in this spirit, we
shall far more abundantly glorify God, than as yet we have done.
--George Mueller, in Life of Trust
Twice or thrice a day, look to see if your heart is not
disquieted about something; and if you find that it is, take
care forthwith to restore it to calm.--Francis De Sales
BTW...I miss you dad...