Day 28:

Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer  and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made  known to God. (Phil 4:6) 

Sometimes we are fearful to approach God because we think he’s harsh.  Or because we think it’s not appropriate to bother him with the little  things. But he wants us to connect with him in everything. 

The Apostle Paul reminds us that “everything” means everything. We  can pray about finding our keys or finding our way out of a treacherous  storm. We can pray about minor worries and discomforts as well as  major struggles and tragedies. 

It’s not about the size of the issue but about maintaining our relationship  with God. If my children only came to me when the issues were serious,  I’d rarely hear from them, and we’d grow distant. It’s in the small things  that our hearts are knitted together. And our gracious heavenly Father  has the same desire, which is why he urges us to seek him in everything. 

Prayer: Lord, I am often anxious about many things. Help me to bring  everything before you in prayer and thanksgiving.