WINNING OVER WORRY
“Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God. And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.”–Phil. 4:6-7
Tell the average person not to worry and chances are they will get offended. After all, according to them, they have a list of reasons to justify their worries. Considering the difficulties of life they think it is unreasonable for you to say “don’t worry”. Yet that’s exactly what the Bible tells us—“ Be careful for nothing”.
The question is, “How can we avoid anxiety?”. Paul knew that question would arise, so he gives us the answer–“in every thing by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving let your request be made known unto God“. We can be careful for nothing because we are cared for in everything, when we meet the conditions given here.
When you do that you can expect that “the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus“. Because God never fails to care for His children we can be “careful for nothing“. The people of God can have the peace of God because He is the God of peace. I pray that the power of this promise will provide you with perfect peace in whatever problem you face today.–HDS
Lakeway Baptist Church
5801 FM 1960 E
Humble, TX. 77346