Thursday, June 30, 2011
Love and Peace
Philippians 4:6-7 6 Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. 7 And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. (NIV)
Anxiety is the opposite of peace, and worry falls into a similar category as anxiety. Paul warns against the first and Jesus the second. Both actions reveal circumstances have overcome us rather than us them. Prayer-along with believing God is in control, is the key to peace. Whether God allows or brings the circumstances is immaterial. We can trust his love in either case. Rest in the fact that God’s plans for you are for good and not disaster.
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