Always be glad because of the Lord! I will say it again: Be glad. Always be gentle with others. The Lord will soon be here. Don't worry about anything, but pray about everything. With thankful hearts offer up your prayers and requests to God. Then, because you belong to Christ Jesus, God will bless you with peace that no one can completely understand. And this peace will control the way you think and feel. Finally, my friends, keep your minds on whatever is true, pure, right, holy, friendly, and proper. Don't ever stop thinking about what is truly worthwhile and worthy of praise.
When you pray about everything, you will worry about nothing! Prayer is not an attempt to “figure out” what you should do, it is rather the calm submission of your needs to Almighty God. You cannot ask God for something that He cannot give you! The only limits on God’s generosity come from His love for His children and His desire that “all things work together for good.”
If you had a million dollars deposited in every bank in the world would you know for certain that the banks will not fail and you lose everything you have? But if you have the love of God and His care and mercy promised by Jesus Christ Himself you can “know for certain” that His love and care will never fail!
Recently I met a man who, when asked if he was a Christian answered, “I used to be!” What he meant was that he had given up on trusting God and had returned to the world and it’s worries!
When you pray and fully trust the Lord in everything, your heart will be at rest and the peace that goes beyond anyone’s understanding will fill every place in your heart that used to worry! With the riches of this world come many cares and worries, but the riches of God’s Spirit bring total and complete peace!
“Lord Jesus, help me today to worry about nothing and to pray about everything, so that my heart may be at peace with You. And may You, Jesus be praised forever. Amen!”