Telling God the Details

Inspiration MinistriesBy Inspiration Ministries2 Minutes

How many thoughts will you have today? Recent studies by the National Science Foundation suggest that, on average, people have 50,000 thoughts per day. But the Laboratory of Neuro Imaging suggests that this number is much higher, perhaps 70,000! This translates into thousands of thoughts every hour and more than one per second.

And what will you think about? A huge variety of things: things practical and theoretical…physical, mental, and spiritual…your relationships and responsibilities…your friends and family…your feelings and emotions…your past and your future.

You will consider options about decisions you face. You will think about food and clothing, your physical needs and your reputation. You will analyze world events and the purpose of life.

As your thoughts constantly turn over, at some point you likely will feel fear or anxiety. You will have concerns and questions. Your mind easily might feel congested or weighed down. So how God can give you peace and bring calmness to a troubled mind?

The Bible says you don’t have to worry about anything. Instead, you are to tell God every detail of your needs “in earnest and thankful prayer.” When you do this, “the peace of God which transcends human understanding, will keep constant guard over your hearts and minds as they rest in Christ Jesus” (Philippians 4:7 Phillips).

In your life, remember that God invites you to tell Him everything going on in your mind. Not just the polite and pleasant things, but frustrations and failures. The secret issues of your heart. Thoughts and attitudes that weigh you down. Actions that may plague you.

Don’t pass up this opportunity. Tell Him every detail. Don’t hold back. Be honest!