"Don't worry about anything; instead, pray about everything; tell God your needs and don't forget to thank Him for His answers. If you do this you will experience God's peace, which is far more wonderful than the human mind can understand. His peace will keep your thoughts and your hearts quiet and at rest as you trust in Christ Jesus." Philippians 4: 6-7 TLB

God creates moments for us to feel the power of His love and benefit from perfect peace. But, often fear won’t allow us to welcome calm. The Bible says, “A calm and undisturbed mind and heart are the life and health of the body.” Proverbs 14:30 

Worry creates negative thoughts which prepare us for the worst. When we feel anxious, it robs us of everything good. It affects how we view ourselves and others. It festers fear in the wounds of the heart and allows us to forget, God doesn't want us to carry burdens alone. 

God knows our EVERY need. Philippians 4 reminds us to PRAY. When we seek Him with all of our hearts and discover a reason to trust, PEACE comes as we humble our hearts and fix our eyes on Jesus. When we PRAY, it takes the focus away from us and invites healing to begin with the Savior. 

Isaiah 26:3 says, “You will keep in perfect peace all who trust in You, all whose thoughts are fixed on You!” We can find comfort in God’s WORD. He will fill us with strength and arm us with everything we need to battle the worries of our hearts. He is GOD and HE can do ALL things. 

Dear God, Thank you for the love of Your faithfulness and the opportunity to feel Your presence of peace. As we fix our eyes on what is true, help us remember why YOU are so much bigger than fear! We will trust in You and wait to be lifted by Your mighty arms of HOPE. And, we will faithfully remember; calm WILL come, if we gratefully allow ourselves to be held. Amen


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