Phil 4:6 Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. 7And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.
Do NOT be anxious? Are you serious? Our company is going through a phase of cutbacks! Our car needs work that our budget cannot support! My kids are sick! My to do list is far longer than my office hours! All of these would seem valid reasons to let anxiousness into our lives. Still we are told to not be anxious about ANYTHING! Anything includes all of the reasons that you could come up with to stress out today. We get the word anxiety from this word. Anxiety leads to worry and stress and a variety of other toxic emotions. So how can we defeat this anxiety and do what we should?
Take your requests to God! In everything, keep the Lord in your daily dialogue. It seems simple but as you develop our relationship with the Lord, He brings many good things into our lives. Of those good things is His peace. His peace goes beyond where our intellect stops. And when that peace rules our hearts and our minds, anxiety has no place!
This is OUR week! A great outlook comes from the right up-look...take your requests to God and watch the stress leave!