WEEK 8, DAY 2
Silence and stillness before God (2 Min)
Read Philippians 4:2-23
How not to be stressed out, Step 2
Do not be anxious about anything? Really? Most people are haunted by the YOLO
(You Only Live Once). We worry about money, work, relationships, purpose, our future, our past, our dreams and our nightmares. Worry about nothing? We have the ability to worry about everything.
Paul is giving us a key to living a very different life than one filled with worry. We are to be those who rejoice, but we are also to be those who are thankful. Being thankful means that I see life as a gift from a good Father. It opens my eyes to His provision, but also His promises.
God promises us that no trial will be too difficult….1 Corinthians 10:13 God promises to work all things for the good……….Romans 8:28 God promises to even work in suffering………………1Peter 5:10 God promises to complete his work in us…………….Philippians 1:6
Giving thanks comes with an amazing promise: it will guard us. This is a military term for a soldier on duty, and similarly Christ stands to guard our hearts and our minds. Paul is reminding us that true peace comes from only one place, Jesus Christ.
What are you anxious about today?
How can you be thankful to God in your anxiety?
Refer to back page for guidance.