Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.
Hello dear ones, this week we are memorizing Philippians 4:6-7 together. May this verse bring you the peace of God that surpasses all understanding during a time of immense confusion and anxiety. We can trust in God that He will provide for your every need, that He loves you and considers you valuable.
Matthew 6:25-27, 33-34
“Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothes? Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they? Can any one of you by worrying add a single hour to your life?…But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well. Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.”
Let’s remember that our fears do not come from the Lord. Rather, we are supposed to bring all our anxiety, troubles, and requests to God. We can lay them at his feet and rest in Him.
“Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.”
This does not come naturally as life has a way of beating us up and wearing us down. But in EVERYTHING we humbly call to God for help (supplication) in prayer. We are promised that the peace of God will guard our hearts and minds. He will deliver us from all our fears.
I sought the Lord, and he answered me and delivered me from all my fears.
And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to his purpose.
The covid virus has changed our behaviors and interactions with others. It has generated a lot of fear and anxiety. My prayer for you this week is that this enormous distraction will not keep you from rejoicing in Him this Christmas season. That you will celebrate the gift of life that God has given us through His son Jesus. God loves this world and he is renewing it each and every day. We do not always see the big picture but we have a sovereign God that invites us to come to him with all our troubles and fears.
When we put our faith and trust in Him, we are adopted into His family and promised eternal life. May God bless you this week as you lean on him for strength through life’s constant challenges.
In Christ’s Strength Alone,