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Pearls of Wisdom from Philippians 4: Don't Worry --- Be Happy!

Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God, and the peace of God which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.
Philippians 4:6,7

I do testify that God keeps His word. When He gave Paul this message in Philippians, He meant what He said. This verse works.

I loved Jesus from the time I first heard Bible stories in Mrs. Delaney’s four-year-old Sunday school class. I became a Christian when I was seven years old.

I realized that Christ was my only hope for salvation. I accepted Him as my Savior. From that time on I have depended on Him and tried to walk in His ways.

One of the first problems the Lord dealt with was my worry. I would make a mountain out of a molehill. I worried about grades, my looks, relationships with friends, and our family finances. Later on I worried about boys. I worried about each day and what it would bring.

I can’t tell you the specific time that I began to drop my worries, and I have to confess that I still worry at times. I can tell you that Christ took the problem and taught me to control it. I know that God is in control and He has given me so much help in His Word.

He gave me a defense mechanism for night worry. Isn’t this the main time we all worry? We wake up in the middle of the night, and all our anxieties build up until we think we will choke on them. Well, I just quote today’s verse. Sometimes I quote it more than once. Then I do what it says. I begin to thank God for my blessings.

Next I try to thank Him for my problems. I’m not always successful at this part. This is truly a thanksgiving you must develop with faith. It is hard. Try it. Start today and try to Thank God for your problems. Ask Him what lesson you can learn from your trial.

Ask God to help you work through your problems. Ask, believing. Remember that you are petitioning Almighty God who made the universe. With God all things are possible.

Dear Father, Thank You for Paul’s letter to the Philippians that gives us a weapon
                        against worry.

Janice Yandell                                    

1 comment:

Meredith ~ La Simple Bliss said...

This was meant for me. Thank you so much for this post. I worry so much about everything and love this quote. I intent to memorize it so I too can use it as a weapon against my worry and instead give thanks to God for all the things he has given me.