You may be facing chaos. You may be looking around at the signs. Maybe a child is misbehaving. Maybe you’re in a time crunch trying to meet deadlines. Maybe you’re facing the threat of an illness. Well, God is saying don’t worry. Don’t be anxious for anything.
In fact, that’s exactly what Philippians 4:6 says, “Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God.” I love how verse seven follows, “and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your heart and minds through Christ Jesus.”
Notice how the scripture refers to it as “the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding.” That means you may not understand how you can be in peace. Chaos may be surrounding you, but you’re able to rise above. People may see your world crashing down around you, and they’re wondering how you’re able to stay afloat.
The answer is in casting your worries and cares on Jesus. You may not understand it. The circumstances around you may not match your level of gratitude, but you’re thanking God in advance for great blessings that are in store.
It’s so easy to remind God of what’s wrong. Your marriage may be on the break of divorce. Your home may be facing foreclosure. Maybe a friend betrayed you. Don’t let your response be your complaint. No, that’s when you should boldly declare that the right relationships are already lined out for you. Let your declaration be that your marriage can be restored.
Let your requests be made known unto God today. God hears and will honor your prayer. He’s faithful, just and mighty to deliver! He will meet you at the point of your need. If you’ll stay in prayer, petition and thanksgiving you’ll experience God’s peace, which surpasses all understanding. And it will come to guard your heart and mind through Christ Jesus as you charge forth on your journey of life!
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