Philippians 4:6-7 (NKJV) - "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. __________________________
You know those times when you're so excited about something you can hardly think straight?! Maybe your Great Aunt Maggie is coming to visit for the first time in several years. Maybe you're sister is having a baby. Maybe you're just going out for ice cream on a hot summer's day. Your anxiety level is so high you feel like you're about to burst.
Then something happens. Aunt Maggie's flight is delayed. Your sister goes past her due date and still no baby. The car gets a flat tire on the way to the ice cream store. Your anxiety is increased, but not in a good way. You're on the edge of your seat, maybe literally, waiting for the big moment.
I'm there right now. I'm expecting a delivery that I'm excited about. It may come today, or maybe not until tomorrow. I don't know when, but I'm so excited my anxiety level is through the roof. I've even had the TV on all day (and I don't watch a lot of TV normally), watching the channel with the closed circuit channel that shows me the cameras around our apartment building. I've been watching the front door waiting to see a delivery guy walk in with a package under his arm.
I guarantee you that Jesus is waiting for us to come to Him. I'm even thinking that if it weren't for the fact that He already knows what's going to happen, He'd be anxious and wondering if He's going to get to spend eternity with me and you.
He loves us so much that He died for us. He doesn't want us feeling anything negative including anxiety. And, He wants our focus to be on Him always and in every situation.
Focus on HimPhilippians 4:6-7 says
"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."During those high anxiety times we need to focus on God, pray to Him, asking for His peace and understanding. He will guard your heart and mind trough Jesus. All things happen in His timing, not ours. So, focus on that wonderful day when Jesus will be coming back to takes us home... to the place where there will never again be a high-anxiety moment.
Let's PrayDear God ~~ You are so loving and merciful that You don't leave a detail that is not dealt with. Even our moments of anxiety concerns you. I admit that sometimes I don't focus on You when I should be. I often create my own anxiety where there need not be any. Thank You for Your attention to detail. Please help me bring everything to you in prayer and supplication with thanksgiving. In Jesus name, AMEN.
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