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 your minds in Christ Jesus. (Phil. 4:6-7 NIV)
Worry changes nothing. It won’t pay your bills, solve your problems or give you a good night’s sleep. You don’t add one day to your life, or one bit of life to your day by worrying. But you may age prematurely and die before your time.
in our ‘Word for Today‘, we shall carefully study these two Scriptures :
‘Those who trust in the Lord are like Mount Zion, which cannot be shaken but endures forever’ (Psalm 125:1 NIV).
‘You will keep in perfect peace those whose minds are steadfast, because they trust in you’ (Isaiah 26:3 NIV).
Notice that the same word in both Scriptures is ‘trust’. Worry simply reveals our lack of trust in God! So who are we trusting in? Ourselves! And only when that no longer works, are we willing to hand God the problem.
Can you imagine asking Michelangelo, ‘Are you sure you know what you’re doing with that chunk of marble?’
God knows what he’s doing, and when you trust him, ‘His peace will guard your hearts and minds’ (Philippians 4:7 NLT).
Paul is using a military metaphor here. The Philippians lived under Roman occupation, which was bad. But they knew that the sentries also guarded their town, which was good.
They knew that before an enemy could get to them, it first had to get past the guards. And because you’re ‘in Christ’, Satan has to go through him to get to you.
Are you getting the picture? Nothing – absolutely nothing – can get to you without first coming through him! Once you accept that, God’s peace will fill your heart.
Have a blessed fulfilled day!