“Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God; and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.” Phil. 4:6-7
What a blessing for those of us who are prone to worry, fear, and anxiety! The Lord tells us to pray to Him! We don’t have to just get lost and buried in our anxiety. We have a way out. We can pray the worry out to the Lord! And isn’t that something. He tells us in this verse to BE THANKFUL. Before He even answers our prayers, we should be thankful! Then He answers our prayers just like we want and gives us everything we desire so we won’t be anxious anymore, right? Wrong! He tells us He will give us HIS PEACE. The “PEACE OF GOD.” My friend, God doesn’t promise to take away our anxiety and replace it with all our hearts desire. But He promises us something exceedingly better than that. He promises us His peace! A peace we can’t even imagine! If you struggle with worry as I have my whole life and even to this very day, I encourage you to stand on this verse. Use this verse. Do this verse. Don’t just read it. Do it. I say this just as much to myself as I say it to you. We need to take our worry to God, we need to rid ourselves of it, and we need to pray to Him WITH THANKSGIVING. Trusting Him to give us HIS PEACE. What peace in the universe is greater than the peace God gives us? NONE! Thank you, blessed Lord, for letting us cry out to you in prayer when we worry. Thank you for answering our hearts’ cries however you desire because you ALWAYS know what’s best. And thank you, Father, no matter how you answer what we ask for, that you promise us to give us YOUR PEACE. Love you Father! Love you forever my Jesus! AMEN!