And now, dear brothers and sisters, one final thing. Fix your thoughts on what is true, and honorable, and right, and pure, and lovely, and admirable. Think about things that are excellent and worthy of praise. Philippians 4: 8 NLT 

God humbles our hearts to TRUST. He helps us surrender the worry of wonder as we talk to Him and PRAY. He helps us find PEACE in His presence as we welcome thoughts of PRAISE. 

Prayer changes everything! It releases the sadness of anxious thoughts and helps us cope with HOPE. It allows us to draw closer to God and experience His holiness. It reminds us we are NOT alone in the trials we face together.   

God is worthy of ALL of our love and deserving of gratitude in EVERY situation. HE IS HERE and longs for us to witness His mercy and LOVE. He helps us focus on what is good and discover the gifts of His greatness as we bravely surrender anxiety and doubt.   

God WILL provide moments to be calmed by His presence as we offer the prayers of our PRAISE. We must never become too busy to consider what He provides. IT IS GOOD! We must think about the many ways God has blessed us and embrace a heart of thankfulness, no matter what!   

Let's think about what is true, honorable and pleasing to God. He is NEAR. He is HERE and HE LOVES US! 

Dear God, thank you for helping us learn to trust. Forgive us when we become consumed by thoughts that lead us far away from YOU. Fill us with desire to examine our way of thinking, so we will focus on what is true and honor Your greatness. We will welcome Your strength while we’re cradled in care and held in the arms of Your holiness. Thank you for helping us witness what prayer WILL do as we surrender doubt. Thank you for PEACE that passes all understanding as we gratefully spend time together. Amen 


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