This Month's Letter
This Month’s Letter
Dear Friend of Insight for Living:
I'm about to get very personal. What did you do before you stepped out of bed this morning? If you're like most people, before your feet hit the floor, before you did anything else, you strapped on your well-worn backpack of anxiety.
Few in God's family are exempt, because the problems we face are simply difficult to solve. When we worry, though, we're choosing to wrestle with anxiety instead of releasing it to the Lord. The Bible offers an alternative to this pointless, exhausting habit:
"Don't worry about anything; instead, pray about everything."
God's prescription for worry? PRAY! It's simple, but we all need reminders to take it.
As we awaken and face our backpacks of anxiety, we must choose to pray. And we must make that choice repeatedly. In fact, I'm certain that before this day is done, you'll have another occasion to choose between worry and prayer. Determine now that when that moment arises, you will immediately pray.
To help you do that, I want to send you a wonderful book called Prayer: An Invitation to Meet with God by my dear friend Dr. Malcolm Gill, a native of Australia and a former intern at Stonebriar Community Church while getting his masters and doctorate in Bible Exposition from Dallas Theological Seminary. He also served on our Australia board of directors for several years. During this time, Malcolm struggled through three different bouts with cancer, so he understands anxieties and prayer. His small volume explains how prayer can make a difference with our anxieties by drawing us closer to the Almighty. I'd like to send you Malcolm's book when you send your donation this month, so be sure to request your copy.
Proclaiming God's Word in your city, on the Web, and around the world takes a significant amount of money. But, honestly, I'm not anxious about it. Why?
Because God has sustained this ministry for almost 35 years.
Instead of worrying, we're making our needs known, we're making wise ministry investments with the resources we have, and we're praying. Please join us! I urge you to pray about our needs and match your intercession with a generous financial donation.
Your gift today will help provide the everyday, biblical reminders that Insight for Living Ministries offers millions of people just like you. Your donation of whatever amount God leads you to send is vital to helping us touch so many with the encouragement of God's Word—so they can press on and apply it to their lives day-by-day, just as Malcolm and his wife did through his bouts with cancer. What a wonderful partner you can be in support of our life-changing ministry!
By standing with us, you'll become a part of God's answer to your own prayers.
Praying . . . but not worrying,
Charles R. Swindoll