It’s been a while since I’ve shared anything but this morning I’m thinking about anxiety and stress; seems like I’ve had a lot of it lately. During my study, I came across this scripture and it’s explanation. It really helped me get into the correct frame of mind. I’m sharing it with you in case anyone else needs it. 💕
Philippians 4:6 Do not be anxious over anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication along with thanksgiving, let your petitions be made known to God; 7 and the peace of God that surpasses all understanding will guard your hearts and your mental powers by means of Christ Jesus.
Supplication: the action of asking or begging for something earnestly or humbly.
Petition: an appeal or request, especially a solemn or humble one to a deity or a superior.
Thanksgiving: the expression of gratitude, especially to God.
In response to our heartfelt prayers given in this manner, God gives us peace and because it is from Him, it is beyond our expectations. This peace guards our hearts “ by means of Jesus Christ” because he gave his life as a ransom sacrifice for all of us so that we have the joy of being in a close personal relationship with Our Heavenly Father whose name is Jehovah (Psalm 83:18).