Don’t Fret My Friend

imagePhilippians 4:6-7 from The Message says this: “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.”

I would be a fool not to take this word for me. I definitely have to try to dig so much more deeper than the surface message! God is telling me in many translations…
Do not fret Christina!
Do not worry Christina!
Do not be anxious Christina!
Do not be bothered Christina!
Do not get frustrated Christina!
Do not get so worked up Christina!
Take all those little worries and concerns of yours and just keep bringing it into prayer Christina!!!
Because I got this you hear me Christina I got this!!!

You’re talking to me.
There’s so many times that I want to scream and yell but you’re talking to me!
I am always moved by Your voice. It is astounding, powerful, living and active. When I feel so small sometimes, You send me big words and give me big hugs. ❤
How sweet are Your words to my taste, sweeter than honey to my mouth!
Psalm 119:103

The law of the Lord is perfect, refreshing the soul.
The statutes of the Lord are trustworthy, making wise the simple.
The precepts of the Lord are right, giving joy to the heart.
The commands of the Lord are radiant, giving light to the eyes.
The fear of the Lord is pure, enduring forever.
The decrees of the Lord are firm, and all of them are righteous.
They are more precious than gold, than much pure gold;
They are sweeter than honey, than honey from the honeycomb.
By them your servant is warned; in keeping them there is great reward.
Psalm 19:7-11

Yes–by them this servant is warned, advised, counseled and spoken to. I have to receive these words in its entirety! I cannot fret as the word declares it only causes harm (Psalm 37). And for who? That would be me. I would only be harming myself the most here. I will cause myself to lose sleep, lose peace, lose heart and feel faint! And I cannot allow that to happen.

I go to the word that gives me hope. I go to the word that sustains me. I go to the word that is going to govern my every step. This is my emphasis. Then I breathe…as the tears stream down my face driving through the night as I listen to the worship songs play… You hear me. I tell myself repeatedly…All I need is You Lord, is You Lord… that is the song that plays in my soul during all the times that there are things going on internally.

I can say this… I have an AMAZING relationship with God! He is my husband, my friend, my counselor, my redeemer, my everything!

He loves me! He reminds me… Christina, do not fret! Tell the world… Do Not Fret My Friend! God has got this.

Love it Cassiandra Isabella…His words – they cut, they hurt and they HEAL!
Another must read of a powerful testimony on how God sends His word right on time.

About Christina

Blessings to all that are viewing this. My name is Christina Cruz-Mendez. I am a Senior Pastor at Mission United International Church in Yonkers, NY working along side my husband Juan A. Mendez Jr. Senior Pastor, currently residing in Canton, Georgia. We have been together for 29 years with 2 children that God has blessed us with. Makes us the family of four - "JusChrist4". I have been a Christian and active in ministry for about 22 years now. Through all the rocky and smooth roads in life I am eternally grateful that God has brought me this far in life to share with the world what He is doing in me, through me and for me. View all posts by Christina

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