Daily Reflections

Pray about Everything

November 2, 2021 Nancy DeMoss Wolgemuth

In everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. —Philippians 4:6

I love reading stories of Christians from the past because when you hear about their struggles and how they trusted God, it gives courage to your own heart. One of those is that of George Müller, a founder of orphanages in nineteenth century England.

Time after time, when Müller was in imminent need of food, money, or something else for the thousands of orphans he cared for, he took his request to God—and God provided.

Forty years have I proved His faithfulness, in this work. I have no anxieties andnocaresatall...FaithinGodleads me to roll my burdens . . . upon God. . . . In every way I find God to be my helper, even as I trust in Him for everything, and pray to Him in child-like simplicity about everything.1

It’s not that Müller didn’t have anxieties and cares around him; it’s that he never let them lodge in his heart. He took everything to the Lord in prayer.

1 Roger Steer, George Müller: Delighted in God (Wheaton, IL: Harold Shaw Publishers, 1981) 306–307.

Make it Personal

What anxieties and cares are weighing on your soul? Stop right now and lift them up in prayer.