Philippians 4:6-7 – Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus.
We find new things to worry about on a daily basis. What we are going to wear, or eat or how we are going to pay our bills. There are so many things. You name it, we worry about it. If we are not careful our whole life will be a mess of anxiety and worry.
If we look to the bible, though, we see there is another option. We are told, “Do not be anxious about anything.” As we read on we see how to accomplish this seemingly impossible task. Instead of holding onto our wants, desires and needs we are to give them to God with thanksgiving.
Give all your requests to God, being thankful of all He has done for you and believing that He will take care of whatever you need as you remain in Him. And now comes the promise: “the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.” This peace goes beyond all we know and understand. That means when everyone else is running around in confusion and panic due to the circumstances you will have peace.
God’s peace is better than any peace we can achieve on our own. He takes care of us better than we can take care of ourselves. So, instead of worrying, give it all to God. Thank Him for all He’s done and will do. Then rest in the peace that He gives you. Trust Him and He will give you rest.