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Do Not Be Anxious – Attempts at Honesty


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Paul gives a command in Philippians which says:

do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God.

Philippians 4:6, ESV

The problem is that often I don’t even realize that I am getting anxious. In those times, I lose sight of what is really important in the press of the urgent stuff around me.

I should point out that “do not be anxious” is a command and it is in the present tense, so it is something that needs continual attention. More often than I would like, I lose sight of God’s love for me and respond to my circumstances out of insecurity rather than in the knowledge that God is in control.

Fortunately, Paul gives the antidote in the same verse. I am to make my requests be known to God by “prayer and supplication with thanksgiving.”

If we do this, God promises to guard our hearts and minds in Christ Jesus by supplying the peace of God which surpasses all understanding.

I need some of that peace right now. How about you?

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Used with permission from Mark H. McIntyre.

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