Philippians 4:6 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.
The world we live in is full of anxiety, stress, and pressure. God has the answer for us. He tells us what we can do to have peace in the midst of the storm, to rest while others are anxious, and to be calm while others are stressed. This is something we are going to have to make a decision to do. We need to make a decision not to be anxious.
Another translation puts it like this: “Do not fret or have any anxiety about anything…” How can we do that? The rest of the verse tells us how: “…but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God.”
I am so glad we have a God that not only hears our prayers, but is also faithful to answer them!
For the next way to stay at peace, we need to be thankful. 1 Thessalonians 5:18 says, “In everything give thanks; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.”
When we decide not to be anxious, to let our requests be known to God, and to be thankful, then we get verse 7: God’s peace, which is beyond human understanding, will guard our hearts and minds.
The Amplified translation puts it this way: “And God’s peace [shall be yours, that tranquil state of a soul assured of its salvation through Christ, and so fearing nothing from God and being content with its earthly lot of whatever sort that is, that peace] which transcends all understanding shall garrison and mount guard over your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus.”
Confession: Today, I make a decision to do the Word. I refuse to be anxious about anything, but I will let my requests be made known to God. I will be thankful. And I am expecting His peace to mount guard over my heart and mind today!
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