My whole life, I have struggled with worrying over every little thing I am involved in. From school all the way to if I would forget how to breathe in the middle of the night. It is crazy to think about looking back now, but in the moment there was nothing I could do but worry myself sick. Yet, the Bible tells us and shows us that God is in control, and it will always be that way.
Phil. 4:6 “Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.”
While we find ourselves in trials in life, it is nearly impossible to take a step back and think about how to look at it from the outside looking in. We get worked up, jumping to conclusions and ideas, and refuse to talk to anyone about it. In this verse, God tells us to not be anxious about anything we face. Why should we worry if we know that He is in control? When we worry, in a sense, we are doubting God’s control. Instead of worrying in something, pray to God who controls everything. Pray with thanks and dignity. Pray knowing that His will is best, and He will take care of you.
Phil 4:7 “And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.”
We see in this verse that God’s peace will descend upon us when He takes our worries from us. God will help His children, but we have to pray for His help. We have to realize that it is in His hands, and we need to have peace that His decision is final and best. God will guard us and give us hope and peace when we cast our troubles and fears on Him. He never fails.
So, I challenge you to take a step back from where you are and give it to God. He who makes the sun rise and fall; He who is the king of all kings; He who defeated the grave, can help you defeat your problem and raise you up. He will give you peace.
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