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 in Christ Jesus.
Are you worried or stressed today?
As believers in Christ, we know we will have eternal peace when we get to heaven. But Philippians 4:4-9 offers some practical tips to help you cope with your anxieties and fears today.
Be thankful for everything. Don’t just thank God for the good things, thank Him for all things. Genuine gratitude and praise produce peace because God inhabits the praises of His people. God draws near when we praise Him.
Think on the right things. It’s nearly impossible to think two thoughts at once. So if you are thinking on the right and good things, you can’t think of the wrong things.
Do the right thing. One cure for worry is work. I’ve known a lot of people who have died of worry, but I’ve known very few who died of work. Put your faith to practice, get involved in life. Give yourself to meaningful ministry and live out the Christian life.
ARE YOUR THOUGHTS MORE POSITIVE OR MORE NEGATIVE? IF THEY’RE MORE NEGATIVE, PRAY THAT GOD WILL HELP YOU THINK ABOUT THE BLESSINGS IN YOUR LIFE INSTEAD OF THE WORRIES!