Never Worry about Anything.

We all know people who cannot find the peace they desperately need. They are living with anxiety and worry, and have not found a way to rid themselves of it. Perhaps this is you. If not, I am sure that you know someone who suffers from this. The most common reason for anxiety and worry is that people try to find peace by relying on their own efforts. They fail because they have surrendered to their own emotional instability. This has robbed them of the ability to overcome all the internal discord that has captivated them. They essentially have chosen to seek peace from within the confusion that lives in them. This is impossible. They need to look for help beyond themselves. Where can they look?

Philippians 4:6-7 (GWT) says, “Never worry about anything. But in every situation let God know what you need in prayers and requests while giving thanks. {7} Then God’s peace, which goes beyond anything we can imagine, will guard your thoughts and emotions through Christ Jesus.” The Bible never instructs us to seek an escape from our anxieties within ourselves. This gets us nowhere. We are to make our requests to God. Only God’s peace, at work in us, can guard our thoughts and emotions from the anxiety and worry that wants to capture us. The point is, the peace is not yours, it comes from God, and it is available to you.

Never Worry About Anything