Worry to Peace

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

Read Philippians 4:6-7 in your personal Bible or at the link provided.

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

Worry is a natural thing to experience; it’s what we do with our worry that matters. In today’s verses, Paul urges us to not dwell on worry. This means when a worry enters our minds, we don’t camp out on it; we redirect it. And when we redirect it to God in prayer, what we receive is a peace that won’t make sense given the circumstances. It’s a peace that only God can give.

Notice that this process of going from worry to peace is all relational, not transactional. It’s found in telling God what you need and thanking Him for all He has done. It’s only through relationship with Him that your heart and mind will be guarded with His peace.

So how are you doing in the area of worry? Do you tend to dwell on worries, or do you redirect them to God in prayer? Take some time to redirect them now. Tell God what’s on your mind, and thank Him for all He’s done. Don’t let this moment pass without letting His peace wash over you.

Want to go deeper? Watch this commentary by John Piper on what God’s peace entails in today’s passage.

*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