Ours has been called the age of anxiety and there are certainly many people who are struggling with it. If you are one of them, today’s devotional will help. God bless you.
Because of Calvary,
Philippians 4:6-7Philippians 4:6-7 English Standard Version (ESV)
6 do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. 7 And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.
“I daresay you have heard the story of a certain boy who went to sea. On his first voyage, the captain said to him ‘Can you climb?’ He answered, ‘Oh, yes!’ He thought he could climb, for he had been up an old tree at home after a raven’s nest. So, after a time, the captain told him to climb the mast to attend to something up aloft. As the ship plunged into the trough of the sea, and then rose again to the crest of the waves, and the poor boy felt the mast swaying to and fro as the tree in the garden had never done, he began to feel very queer, and he feared that he should fall. The good captain, who was watching him, and who thought it very likely that he would fall, shouted out to him, ‘Boy, look up! Look up!’ He did look up, and that saved him. He had been growing dizzy, and would have fallen if he had continued looking at the waves, and then he must have been killed; but when he looked up, everything above was all right. The sun does not reel to and fro; so looking up, the lad forgot his fears, and performed his duty, and descended in safety. You will find that the best thing for you also to do, my dear Brother, look up! When you have been looking down and all around you, and you have begun to tremble and to fear that you will fall, look up, look up!”
[Charles Haddon Spurgeon, The Metropolitan Tabernacle Pulpit XLIII, (London: Passmore and Alabaster, 1897), p. 524-525]