You all know what it is to give away something you no longer need around your house. Many times we hand things down to other family members, put items in yardsales, or take it to a charity thrift store. Very seldom would you ever give away something that you need or still use. The things you give away are things that are no longer beneficial to you. Our verse today tells us to give away our anxiety and not worry about what is happening in our lives. We are to give it away to God. (Philippians 4:6-7 Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. 7. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.) There is no need to pray and worry about your situation at the same time. The Holy Spirit is who shows us things we no longer need in our life. Prayer is what opens the door for God to take care of our needs. Satan will always try to give you something to worry about, but we can turn and give it immediately to God. Then, we can take the next step and be thankful to God for the peace that overwhelms us and the assurance that everything is going to be alright. Stop hindering your blessing with negative thoughts and worry. Trust God, be thankful, and know you are not in this alone. You have one by your side that is able to change things. Be thankful. Pastor Don [image: image.png]