"Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, 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". Philippians 4:6-7
In recent weeks I have been consumed with thoughts of a particular 'situation' in my life. I have fretted and worried, have caused myself sleepless nights and have resumed my Very Bad Habit of Emotional Eating!
As I read the above scripture I am reminded that I do not have to 'work' so hard as I face tough circumstances. It is in obedience to the Word of Truth that I find Rest from my weariness.
Do you ever find yourself in a place where you need to guard your heart and mind from your own thoughts? I do and that is why I am thankful for this verse tonight.
God tells us to, not be anxious, and then gives us the keys to a life of Peace.
For some of us, it just takes a little longer to submit to His authority so we can live in the freedom of His authority.
Tonight, I am taking this 'circumstance' to the Lord, with Thanksgiving!
I may not be grateful for the circumstance but because of the circumstance I have the honor and privilege of deepening my relationship with the Lord and allowing HIM to fill, not only me, but also my household with His Peace!
Thank you Lord for your Word of Truth!