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Don’t Worry ‘bout a Thing


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.
– Philippians 4:6, 7

What happens when we worry? Maybe we get a headache, even a migraine. Maybe we feel nauseous, and we don’t want to eat. Maybe we can’t sleep. Maybe we feel a sore neck or shoulders, or maybe we just feel utterly sore in every single muscle. Maybe we are so consumed with our worries that we can’t seem to focus on anything else.

This week’s verse reminds us there is hope, if only we let go and let God.

Paul tells us in Philippians 4:6 & 7 to not be anxious, saying there is nothing that should cause a child of God to worry. Paul was well aware of all the things that cause anxiety. He lived in a time of foreign armies and corrupt leaders; he was imprisoned under false accusations and separated from his loved ones; and he certainly suffered physically. Yet Paul said there would never be a problem so bad, so unbearable, that God could not bring peace to it. 1

God is willing, even eager, to carry the weight of our problems. God wants each of us to experience His peace, really feel it and absorb it into our very breaths of life. We might think we could never feel such peace, in the midst of our own daily tinderboxes, but this verse reminds us – point blank tells us – to be anxious for nothing. There is nothing too big or too difficult or too weird or too anything for God to handle.

Not matter what is happening in your life, don’t worry ‘bout a thing.  Turn your worries over to God, feel His peace, let go. And let God.

1 – Excerpt from “Experiencing God Day-By-Day; The Devotional and Journal”, by Henry T. Blackaby and Richard Blackaby ©1997. Entry February 8.

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