Series: On Edge | Week 2: Protected by Peace
Philippians 4:6-7Don’t worry about anything; instead, pray about everything. Tell God what you need, and thank him for all he has done. Then you will experience God’s peace, which exceeds anything we can understand. His peace will guard your hearts and minds as you live in Christ Jesus. At first glance, it might seem like Paul is telling us to stuff our feelings or to simply quit feeling anxious. However, he’s actually instructing us on the best way to experience God’s peace: going to God with every situation we face before anyone or anything else. The order in which we try to solve our problems says a lot about where our trust lies. Although there is nothing wrong with seeking wise counsel, using medicine to heal, or researching solutions to problems, God should be the one we place our ultimate trust in, because he alone can give us lasting peace. Today, ask God to show you what people or things you go to before him when you begin feeling anxious, then ask him to help you develop the habit of going to him with all your concerns first.