Today we’re looking at Philippians 4:4-7. It’s a passage that folks use to fight worry, but it’s so much more than that.
1) To not worry (to not be anxious) is found in many places in Scripture. It’s something that we need to fight from doing. But it can be such a huge temptation to fret over the uncertainty of the future. Not worrying is easier said than done sometimes.
2) Instead, the passage says we’re to replace our worries with prayers and petitions. To let our requests be made known to God. That when we start to worry, we need to immediately give it to God. Talk to Him. Turning the cares into prayers. Pray to Him with thanksgiving about how He’s been with us through it all. Claim those promises He so freely gives to those who call on His name.
3) The result: The peace of God which passes all understanding, will keep our hearts and minds strong.
May we all step into the gap of a world who desperately is seeking for answers. Be an example of faith, love and hope. Point people to Jesus.