Don’t worry about anything, but pray and ask God for everything you need, always giving thanks for what you have. And because you belong to Christ Jesus, God’s peace will stand guard over all your thoughts and feelings. His peace can do this far better than our human minds. Philippians 4:6-7 ERV.
What a mouthful of instruction right there. Don’t you worry bout a thing! Just look, He said to pray and ask God for everything that you need but the key is “always giving thanks for what you have.” Just as we see whenever the children of Israel fought in a battle, they gave God praise first.
Right now, in the middle of the mayhem, think about His goodness. Thats right. Think back to the day when He saved you and lavished His great love on you. Think back to that day, you know, the day you deserved to be fired but got forgiveness instead. Think back to that day when the doctor told you it wasn’t possible, but God in the great mercy He’s known for, showed you what He did to take care of that.
Remember when your children went after the things of the world? Remember the day they came back to God? What rejoicing. Now look at them, serving God in all His glory! Remember when that friend left and years later you found out God was just protecting you and gave you a much better one.
And the last part of that verse says that because we belong to Jesus, Gods peace stands guard over all our thoughts and feelings. LOVE IT, LOVE IT, LOVE IT! Lets sum it up then; Don’t worry. Ask. Give thanks. Peace. That looks like a formula we can all benefit from.
Thank you for this, Lord. That I can cast it all on you because you care for me. There’s no sense in both of us carrying around all this stuff thats going on when Your shoulders are big enough to carry it for me. You are a great and mighty God and I LOVE YOU!