Don’t fret or worry. Instead of worrying, pray. Let petitions and praises shape your worries into prayers, letting God know your concerns. Before you know it, a sense of God’s wholeness, everything coming together for good, will come and settle you down. It’s wonderful what happens when Christ displaces worry at the center of your life. Philippians 4:6-7 The. Message

Dear Friends,

In my quiet time this morning, this verse, like a good friend, invited itself into my awareness and my heart sung for the truth of it. There is no doubt that we continue to be in the midst of anxious times and those anxieties do not seem to be leaving any time soon. Like me, you may have uncertainty about the days ahead.
   We often allow uncertainty to distress us rather than viewing it as an adventure to be enjoyed. But it is surely within our ability to change the way we think. The scripture reminds us that we can choose to focus on Christ and find ourselves praising God rather than worrying about the circumstances. 
  On this wondrous Spring morning, I sense God at work in all of our circumstances. I sense that there will come a moment, when we can see clearly that all of our worry was a waste of time and energy. God has already brought goodness and wholeness out of the turbulence. We just need to stay focused on Christ so we can see God's good plan. 
  If you are worrying over your circumstances today, let them go. Give them to God and enjoy the beauty around you. You gain nothing from worry and you gain everything from your relationship with Christ. I am praying that each of you will experience the peace of Christ today. Enjoy our Maine Spring. There is nothing like it after a long winter.

                                                                 Blessings, Jackie