Monday, April 29, 2013


One of my favourite verses in the Bible is Philippians 4:6-7:
Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, 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.
I love that. As Christians, we don't have to be anxious. Instead, we can have God's peace to guard our hearts. In a perfect world, that would be easy. But the world isn't perfect, and Satan does all he can to stop us presenting our requests to God and having the peace of God guard our hearts. I have to confess that I haven't been doing a good job of letting God's peace guard my heart. Overall, I do feel God's peace, but at times I don't. In fact, I got rather worked up and anxious about something the other day that my stomach was in knots; I was so anxious I could barely eat! (What I was anxious about isn't important, so please don't ask what it was.) And was it worth being anxious? Nope - what I was worried about didn't eventuate!!

It was as though I could feel God tapping me on the shoulder, saying gently "I told you, you can trust Me." As horrible as it felt to be so anxious, I'm grateful that I can look back now and see it as an example for next time I start to become anxious. GOD IS FAITHFUL. His peace is real. If only I can remember that.


Sharna said...

It is so easy to be anxious, and it seems to be so hard to remember to bring the things which make us anxious to God, and to then allow him to guard our hearts and have authority over the situation! I'm glad that God has reminded you of this lately, and that you have reminded me!

Larissa said...

If only it was easier to remember! I was even given a bracelet that had that verse on it, and I still forget, even when wearing it!! :P

Sarah said...

The sermon at my church on Sunday was centered around the fact that God's peace is intricately linked to our thankfulness. Such great truths ... now only to apply them!

Larissa said...

If only applying them wasn't so hard!!

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