“Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.
Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things.” Philippians 4:6-8
When reading the above passage of scripture, what does it speak to you?
For me……It speaks that we should not agonize over any moment beyond the present. Instead, focus on the many ways that GOD has blessed us till now, and that He will continue to do so.
Because worrying over fruitless matters, which are beyond our control, only paralyzes our prayer life and can hinder us from moving forward into all that He has planned for our lives.
Of course, this is what was spoken to me today. He may speak something entirely different to you…..and that’s OK too.
I believe, that the apostle Paul reminds us that instead of wringing our hands in worry over jobs, finances, health, relationships etc. We should ask GOD for help during these trying times and remain focused on what truly matters. Those things that are true, just, pure, lovely and of good report.
When we take this approach to problem-solving and anxiety, we can’t help but to have God’s peace guard our hearts and minds.
Lastly, we must always be mindful that worry gets us nowhere, but prayer gets us in touch with GOD, who can handle all of our concerns, today and every day.
Its impossible to wring our hands when they are folded before GOD in prayer.