Good Afternoon Friends, My day today has been filled with lots of household duties and running errands. Do you ever get the feeling that your laundry just keeps growing or that you are constantly in need of something from the market? Along with two trips to the library there was also running an errand or two with hubby, laundry, groceries from another market. Now with all of that is out of the way, I was able to sit a spell and do my last days homework for the Beth Moore study I'm doing and then I decided to look at a couple of devotionals that I love. In both, there was a central theme for me and it seemed a bit unusual that it was Peace written about because I don't feel anxious in any area. I'm learning, moment by moment, to grab my Father's hand and trust Him with all that concerns me and mine. However, I do know from past experience that sometimes the Father gives us a Word for the future so I am heeding this today and thought I might share it with you.
"Do not be anxious about anything,but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God." Phil.4:6 L.B.Cowman says that anxiety should never be found in a believer. Phil.4:7 says
"And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus." His peace will transcend all our understanding-simply amazing.
In Sarah Young's book "Jesus Calling" part of today's devotional read: "Imagine the pain I feel when My children tie themselves up in anxious knots, ignoring My gift of Peace. I died a criminal's death to secure this blessing for you. Receive it gratefully; hide it in your heart. My Peace is an inner treasure, growing within you as you trust in Me. Therefore, circumstances cannot touch it. Be still, enjoying Peace in My Presence."
Is there a situation or trial in your life that has you anxious and tied in knots? I truly understand this feeling because often when something shakes me to the core, my stomach feels just like it is tied in a knot. Beloved, do you not see(I'm talking to myself here too) that He desires us to be so focused on Him that nothing can make us anxious without His perfect Peace coming to calm our worried souls. Will you join me today trusting that He is in control and will work out the details concerning us, for our good.