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Trade Stress for Peace

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Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, 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 through Christ Jesus.

Philippians 4:6-7

Be anxious or stressful for nothing, but with prayer and a thankful heart we ask the Lord to give us peace.  This verse says be anxious for nothing, but to always trust in the Lord to carry us through with faith that gives us peace.  Jesus looked at them and said, “With man this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.” (Matthew 19:26) When things in life are impossible or challenging making us anxious, we trust the Lord and call on him for peace and confidence he will give us peace and comfort.

Because He has inclined His ear to me, Therefore I shall call upon Him as long as I live. (Psalm 116:2) Whenever an anxious stressful moment occurs, call upon the Lord with persistence, showing your faith in God’s promise.  The Lord desires that we walk in peace trusting him in all things, so always pray for peace and expect to receive peace from the Lord.

Believing in God’s promises without doubt shows our faith and our need for the Lord.  How can we minister to the world if we are anxious and stressed?  Pray for peace and comfort from the Lord because it’s a powerful witness for Christ.  It can be difficult to reflect God’s love when we are anxious  It can be interpreted as a lack of faith in the Lord.

Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you. (Matthew 7:7)  We ask, seek, and knock in prayer for peace, and we do this for the Lord’s glory. We reflect our faith and confidence in the Lord by always striving to remain calm and peaceful. This can be a powerful witness for Christ because it shows we don’t live in fear and we refuse to let Satan control our thoughts and emotions.

Today if you find yourself anxious, stressful, or impatience; call upon the Lord and trade your anxious moment for peace.  The Lord can change our feelings almost instantaneously if we have faith knowing he will give us peace.

Prayer:  Lord thank you for being faithful to all your promises. Let the Spirit guide me to always trust you to keep calm and at peace.  In Jesus name, Amen