Be Anxious for Nothing
Philippians 4:6-7 NKJ
Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God; and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.
I’m always surprised at how often I recall this scripture in my daily life. It’s like every couple of months I discover this verse all over again. Each time it is equally soothing and revelational.
I thought I’d share a little diary extract of my thoughts whilst travelling.
As I await takeoff, I feel myself getting more anxious. “I didn’t complete my to-do list. What are the kids going to eat? We didn’t finish the school project. I hope I packed enough clothes …”
Typically, I’m use to feeling anxious when I leave my kids, but this time it’s compounded by consecutive nights of interrupted sleep. First, my 9 year old was home from school for four days with the flu. Then the day she went back to school, my 7 year old was sick and has been home for the last 3 days. Now, all those late night mommy calls are catching up with me.
But before I go into a complete melt down right here in seat 7D, I hear the words, be anxious for nothing.” And out of my heart springs the rest of the verse, “..but in everything through prayer and thanksgiving make your requests known to God and the God of peace that passes all understanding will guard your heart and mind.”
Deep sigh of relief. Meltdown aborted.
Believers, study your word. Write it on the tablets of your heart. Get it down on the inside of you, so that when you are pressed to your limit, the life giving word of God can spring up out of you and give you the courage, the strength and counsell to get back up again.