Today's devotion is based on Philippians 4:6,7, "Do not be anxious about anything, 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 in Christ Jesus."
You and I live in an anxious culture. Anxiety, however, is nothing new. Since our fall into sin, there has been more than enough to make people anxious.
Paul gives the godly alternative to anxiety, godly release. He writes, "Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, . . . with thanksgiving, present your requests to God." Then, Paul promises, God's peace, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus.
And so, it all comes back to Jesus. Not only has the Son of God lived a life of perfect trust on our behalf, but not only has our Savior and King suffered and died for all the ways we have sought sinful escapes. He now invites us to open up to him about everything. And as we do, he promises us peace from him that surpasses all understanding.
Please pray with me: Lord Jesus, when I feel anxious, move me to open up to you so that I will receive your peace. Amen.