Greater Than Our Worry
Don’t worry about anything, but in everything, through prayer and petition with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses every thought, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.
Worry stems from fears or concerns of the heart that attack our minds. When we begin to give thought to what could happen and imagine the worst, worry begins to dominate our minds and our emotions. Since the soul is combined of the mind, will, and emotions, Satan has a stronghold on our souls when we succumb to worry.
Paul instructs us in this letter to the Philippians to not worry about anything, but to bring every concern to God in prayer. We are to tell Him what we need and thank Him for what He has already done and will do. By thanking God for what He has already done, we are reminded of His handiwork already accomplished in our lives and can believe Him to help us the rest of the way in our journey. Thanksgiving makes us even more aware of His presence with us.
As we pray and make our requests known to God, we become aware of His greatness. When we can thank Him for what He has already done and see His greatness above our own weakness, He is magnified. To face all of our problems, what we really need is to see how great God is and how small our problem is in comparison. When we do, the peace of God takes over and guards our hearts and our minds.
If you are worried or anxious about anything today, begin to pray. Present your requests to God, and thank Him for what He has already done. He is bigger than your problem, and when you can clearly see this, all worry and anxiety will have to bow to His greatness. God loves you and wants the best for you. He has your back, and He is with you every step of the way. Look to Him, and embrace the peace that surpasses all understanding.
Have a blessed day!