No Place for Anxiety

Philippians 4:6 – Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God.

There is a great deal to be anxious about right now – health of family and friends, kids going back to school or not, job loss or working from home, the state of the economy – the list could go on forever. All of these things can make it very easy to dismiss the advice of Paul in Philippians 4. After all, it’s easy for him to say, “Do not be anxious,” as he wasn’t living through a global pandemic!

While Paul didn’t have to live through a global pandemic, he had his own fair share of trials throughout his life. In fact, he wrote his letter to the people in the church at Philippi while awaiting trial in a Roman prison. Paul was facing an unknown future, imprisoned, knowing that his fate would likely end in death. And yet, through all of that, he told the Philippian people to be anxious about nothing.

Instead, turn your focus toward God. Talk to Him about everything you are worried about, and tell Him what you are thankful for, too. And the result will be well worth it: “the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus” (Philippians 4:7).

Pray With Us

Abba Father, thank You for being a God who longs to communicate with His people. Thank you that I can always come to you about anything that is bothering me. I pray that you would help me let go of everything that is making me anxious during this uncertain time. Help me to lay them at your feet and trust that You will do whatever is best not only for me but for all of Your children. I humbly ask for Your peace. Guard my heart, Father, from anything seeking to distract me from You.


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