Friday, May 11, 2012
Verse for Today - Philippians 4:6-7
"Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus."
Read all of Philippians 4
Sometimes we let life get us down. We worry about our finances, our friendships, our jobs, our activities, our time... our futures. How will everything ever work out?
If this is something you do, then Today's Verse is just what you need hear.
First off the verse tells us not to worry or be to be anxious. Easier said than done, right? Well, most any time when the Bible tells us not to do something, it's because we naturally tend to. This might be our initial response, but we shouldn't stay there.
We should voice our concerns to God. As the Apostle says, "in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God." We're never stronger than when we're relying upon the grace to God to help. It might seem artificial or forced at first, but God will hear the prayers of those who call upon Him. He is near to the brokenhearted. While these verses are written to believers, there is an implicit promise those who are still coming to him. We pray... God listens.
Then the peace and presence of God will help you through... it "will guard your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus."
Pretty encouraging, don't you think?