Problems to Presence

Series: Letters from My Future Self | Week 1: Don't Overthink It

Read Philippians 4:9 in your personal Bible or at the link provided.

1. What themes do you see in today’s verse?
2. Where do you see God in it?
3. What difference does He make?

For the past few days, we’ve looked at what it means to redirect our worry, both through prayer and through our thoughts. Today the apostle Paul wraps up this portion of Scripture by stating the importance of consistency in these rhythms. As we repeatedly bring our worries to God in prayer and as we consistently shape our thought life, God’s peace will be present.

Throughout the Bible, there are over 300 “Fear not” commands. And what is almost always connected to them is the promise, “For I am with you.” That’s the promise God gives us. No matter what we’re walking through, He’s present. He’ll lead us, equip us, and give us hope.

Where do you need to build consistency in your prayer and thought life? Is there a situation where you’ve dwelled more on a problem than on God’s presence beside you? Surrender it to Him now. Thank Him for always being with you, and ask Him for persistence and awareness as you let Him shape your thoughts and actions.

Want to go deeper? Watch this short video about God’s personal presence, the Holy Spirit, and how He has been present and working from the beginning of time.

*TPCC does not necessarily endorse all “Want to go deeper” sources. They are simply meant to be a helpful tool.

Letters from My Future Self