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Monday, May 22, 2017

PRAY MORE, WORRY LESS

“Don’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.” - Philippians 4:6-7 New Living Translation
     What is peace? To the world peace is nothing more than the absence of conflict or positive thinking, but that is not true and lasting peace. That only comes from knowing that God is in full, complete and total control of all things. There is nothing this world can do to us that God does not have foreknowledge of, neither is there anything this world can do to destroy our peace unless we allow it.
     Instead of worrying, turn that worry into prayer. We never have to beg or plead God to do anything, just lay it before him and leave it there. God knows what we need, so our requests never surprise him. His response may surprise us though. We may have to wait for his response, but if we have confidence in his abilities and who he is, then it will be worth the wait.
     It is important for us as believers to understand that the peace God gives is of the supernatural variety. It’s peace that stares a difficulty square in the eye and doesn’t flinch. It’s peace that allows our hearts to rest rather than beat out of our chest over something that 9 times out of 10 we can do nothing to change. Rest in the Lord and know that he is always watching over you. Until next time, walk with the King and be a blessing!

Resource: The Life Application Study Bible.

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