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DAY 5 ~ 40 Days of Trust

There is an element of trust that many of us have a tendency to forget. It is very easy to overlook this divine command and become all-consumed by the desperate situation in which we find ourselves. If we look at Philippians 4:6-7 again there are two words that too often escape our thinking:

With Thanksgiving
 
Be anxious for nothing, 
but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving 
let your requests be made known to God.  
And the peace of God, which surpasses all comprehension, 
will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.

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It was just this past week that I had a conversation with a friend and mentor about the value of thanksgiving in the life of the believer. Thanksgiving in the midst of our struggle to trust, in the midst of our fear and uncertainty, provides the stability and security we desire. Thanksgiving points us to Christ and helps us to recognize His authority and sovereignty in every situation. When we choose to recognize God's work in our lives through thanksgiving we give Him his rightful place and increase our dependence upon Him. The obedient act of thanksgiving makes room for the peace of God.

Share in the comments section how you have seen God working in your own life to develop your trust and dependence upon Him. 

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