Worry does not have to be a way of life. You can be anxiety-free, even when you don’t know how to solve all of your problems. If you’ve tried to make your own peace or have a little rest, but failed, try this easy, scratch-made recipe from the Master Baker…
Jesus’ Super-Easy Recipe for Rest:
Step 1: Get God’s Promises. (They can be found in your local Bible. There are varieties made especially for health, family, finances, you name it.)
2 Corinthians 1:19-20, Living Bible – “…I have been telling you about Jesus Christ the Son of God. He isn’t one to say yes when he means no. He always does exactly what he says. He carries out and fulfills all of God’s promises, no matter how many of them there are; and we have told everyone how faithful he is, giving glory to his name.”
Step 2: Add a heaping amount of faith to God’s promises. (This should be a standard item found in your heart. If you have run out of faith, go to God and ask for more.)
Mark 9:23-25, New King James Version – Jesus said to him, “If you can believe, all things are possible to him who believes.” Immediately the father of the child cried out and said with tears, “Lord, I believe; help my unbelief!”
Step 3: Mix your faith with God’s promises. (Blend well. Do this by praying God’s promises and thanking Him for being faithful to His word.)
Philippians 4:6, New King James Version – “Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God.”
Hebrews 4:1-2, Living Bible – Although God’s promise still stands—his promise that all may enter his place of rest—we ought to tremble with fear because some of you may be on the verge of failing to get there after all. For this wonderful news—the message that God wants to save us—has been given to us just as it was to those who lived in the time of Moses. But it didn’t do them any good because they didn’t believe it. They didn’t mix it with faith.
Step 4: Bake on high in the oven of obedience. (Obey even in fiery trials, and life will be a whole lot sweeter.)
Hebrews 10:35-36, New King James Version – “Therefore do not cast away your confidence, which has great reward. For you have need of endurance, so that after you have done the will of God, you may receive the promise:
Step 5: Remove from oven and check it carefully for full obedience (When you have fully obeyed, it’s done.)
Hebrews 4:11, Living Bible – “Let us do our best to go into that place of rest, too, being careful not to disobey God as the children of Israel did, thus failing to get in.”
Step 6: Let it stay at peace until it cools. (It’s cool when you’ve forgotten about your problems because you know God is solving them.)
Isaiah 26:3, New King James Version – “You will keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on You, because he trusts in You.”
Step 7: Now you have entered God’s Rest–stay there and enjoy it!
Hebrews 4:3, Living Bible – For only we who believe God can enter into his place of rest. He has said, “I have sworn in my anger that those who don’t believe me will never get in,” even though he has been ready and waiting for them since the world began.
Step 8: Did you fail? Don’t worry. The Master Baker gives hands-on help to all his little chefs.
Hebrews 4:16, New King James Version – “Let us therefore come boldly to the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy and find grace to help in time of need.”