Peace of Mind

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. (Phil 4:6-7) 

Our world has gone through several changes during the COVID-19 pandemic. At times we can feel overwhelmed and anxious by this new “normal.” Challenged to juggle all that life throws at us. Our need for control, consistency, and stability can get the best of us. The enemy is real, and he delight to see us struggle in weakness. He delights to see God’s children consumed by the fog of anxiety and lose sight of God’s faithfulness. The battleground for his attack is to occupy space in your mind. The scripture passage reminds us “be anxious for nothing” but submit all your worried and weakness to God who “will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.” While in prison, the Apostle Paul could have been captive to anxiety, but instead he encouraged and strengthened his faith by giving thanks and singing songs of praise unto God. The enemy seeks to imprison you and render you helpless in your thoughts, rather than to live by faith in the word of God. God’s word arms us and equips us to fight the good fight of faith and have victory in the battle for our mind. The victory for the child of God is to glorify Jesus and follow the battle plan for peace. “In everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God.” My friend, recognize the enemy’s pursuit to take hostage of your thoughts, learn to surrender and submit your anxieties to God, and replace them with God’s truth. The word of God you will free you to experience the “peace of God, which surpasses all understanding.” His word will keep you from spiraling into despair, falling into a pit of darkness, or drifting down the dry dusty road of depression. Dear friend, lift your voice unto Lord, cry out to Him, proclaim the promises of God’s word, and stir your heart in songs of praise. Soon the prison doors will open, and the chains will fall, and you will sing with great joy and gladness, “Waymaker, Miracle Worker, Promise Keeper, Light in the Darkness. My God that is who you are!” What are you anxious about today? Take it to God in prayer, “for He cares for you” (1 Pet 5:7). Father thank You for love and the surpassing peace of God that can guard and protect our every thought. Great is Your faithfulness. Morning by morning I will look to Thee. In the blessed Name of Jesus. Amen.