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God's Unsurpassing Peace
Philippians 4:6-7
Those in Christ are encouraged to talk to God about anything and everything, anytime. That's how to get peace in stressful times.
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Published July 21st, 2016; Updated July 22nd, 2016
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Don't Worry - Be Thankful!
Main point summary
Don't Worry - Be Thankful!
There is a lot to cause us anxiety these days. Just turn on CNN or read newspaper headlines: unarmed youth being shot and killed by police; political candidates that are less than stellar; a terrorist driving a truck into a crowd; ISIS on the rise; economies plummeting, and it goes on and on. Then there are our own individual concerns: marital concerns; financial issues; family problems, health challenges to name a few. How do we not worry? How can anyone stay calm in these turbulent times? Well, God tells us not to worry ourselves sick over anything, large or small. Instead of occupying our minds with the cares of this world and with things we have no control over, we should just talk things over with the One who is in control of everything and can make a difference! Remember what God has already done. Look at what He's doing now. Look ahead to what He's going to do---and thank Him. As we pour out our praise and thank Him for His goodness and His faithfulness, worry melts away. Our hearts and minds will be flooded with peace that only God can give. Our situations may be exactly the same---but our attitudes won't be!
Main point summary
My peace will guard your heart and mind .
Philippians 4:6-7
r do not be anxious about anything,
Don't let stress and worrisome thoughts occupy your minds and consume you,
s but in everything by prayer and supplication
rather, by occupying your thoughts with Me and talking with Me about whatever concerns you
t with thanksgiving
with gratitude for what I've already done (and for what I am doing and what I'm going to do)
let your requests be made known to God.
tell me what you want and what's bothering you.
And u the peace of God , v which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.
so that I can protect you from worry, stress and tension by filling you with contentment and a sense of being carefree that will be hard for you to explain.
Philippians 4:6-7
do not be anxious
about anything,
but in everything
by prayer
Means #1
and supplication
Mean #2
with thanksgiving
Means #3
let your requests be made known
to God.
of God,
And the peace ... ... will guard
which surpasses all understanding,
your hearts
and your minds
in Christ Jesus.
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