How are you? How is your week? Has it been peaceful?
In our times today, it’s so easy to not have peace. We can worry about the smallest thing like how many people liked our post, or we can worry about big issues like our government’s foreign relations.
Our minds can be full of questions that lead us to anxiety. How am I performing at my job? What does my future look like? Will my loved ones get better?
In Philippians 4, we saw this past Sunday that Paul tells us not to be anxious but instead lift all our requests up to God. We don’t ignore the problems. We don’t brush them under the rug. We don’t suppress our feelings.
Instead, we bring them before God. We bring our hearts before Him. We bring our cares, worries, and anxieties before Him. We lay them down at His feet, and then we trust. We rest in His sovereignty. We rest in His goodness.
Paul says that the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard our hearts and minds in Christ Jesus. This peace of God will come when it doesn’t make sense. It will guard and protect our hearts and minds from being crippled and overwhelmed by anxiety.
We can have the peace of God who is the God of peace. He does not worry or fret. He is not anxious about anything since He is God. We can have this peace.
We can have His peace, because He is with us. The God of peace is with us. We can have the peace of God, because we have peace with God.
This peace is rooted in Christ. We can have peace with God, because Christ became an enemy of God for us on the cross. We can have the peace of God, because Christ received the wrath of God for us on the cross.
Because of the cross, we can have peace, knowing that now God is for us instead of against us. And He will be with us till the end of the age.
If your soul is anxious this week, take some time to come before Christ and rest in His peace. If your soul is prone to anxiety like mine is, constantly cling to the cross and remember what He has done for you.
See you at Lord’s Day Worship this Sunday. Also, this Friday, we will be having our Harvey Relief team report on their trip. Come out to that presentation! 7:45pm!
Pray for one another. Go in His peace.
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