RICHARD DEAN BROOKS
DO NOT BE ANXIOUS !!!!
6Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.
7And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.
BOY that is a big one in todays society!! Not being anxious when so many people are claiming to have anxiety problems. Do you think it might be because they don't have a like mind of Paul and or JESUS?? But paul goes further and says to turn our anxiety over to prayers and thanksgiving to JESUS CHRIST!!! I know it may be hard at first but when we mature as CHRISTIANS we learn to depend on JESUS for ALL OUR NEEDS!!! And we learn to eventually turn to JESUS for every thing we do!!
4: 6-7 Imagine never being anxious about anything! That may seem impossible; everyone has worries on the job, at home, at school. But Paul’s advice is to turn our worries into prayers. Do you want to worry less? Then pray more! Whenever you start to worry, stop and pray. Also take time to listen to what God has to say to you, and thank him for all the good work he has done— in your life, in your church, in your community, and in the world.
4: 7 God’s peace is different from the world’s peace (see John 14: 27). True peace is not found in positive thinking, in absence of conflict, or in good feelings. It comes from trusting God to work everything out in a way that is best for you as you fulfill your role in God’s work in the world. Our citizenship in Christ’s kingdom is sure, our destiny is set, and we can have victory over sin. Let God’s peace guard your heart against the anxieties of this world that try to bring you down and keep your focus off Jesus. When we trust God, he gives us a peaceful perspective in a traffic jam, on a difficult phone call, in a troubled relationship, and even when death draws near.Tyndale. NIV Life Application Study Bible.
ON THEN WAY HOME WALK WITH JESUS and learn to turn all our worries and anxiety over to JESUS and live a life of a less stressfull life and giving thanks for what we do and have and what he gives us strength to do!!!
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