Be anxious for nothing, 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 minds through Christ Jesus..
As someone who has suffered from anxiety all of my life, this has always been one of my favorite verses that comes with a promise...I love the ones that come with a promise...God tells us here to "Be anxious for NOTHING"..and it means just that...not that it is OK to be anxious or worried about the big things, or some things (that anyone might be worried over right?) but quite literally NOTHING....easier said than done right?? But here is what we are told to do.....in EVERYTHING, by praying and asking God, thanking Him always for everything, WE TELL HIM WHAT WE NEED OR WANT....AND (here comes the promise!) God's peace that's is beyond anything on this earth we can imagine or understand or dream of, will stand guard (again quite literally) over our hearts and minds....How wonderous is this?? I LOVE LOVE LOVE these verses..some of my all time favorites.....I can tell you with a complete honesty that I have experienced this peace from God many times in my life. Times when I shouldn't have any peace at all it would seem. It truly is indescribable....and it isn't something I have to wonder about rather or not it is His will for me, or to somehow be good enough or worthy enough to experience, it is PROMISED to me, by Almighty God Himself...
THE POWER OF MEANING
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