Worry and Peace

Don’t worry about anything; instead, pray about everything. Tell God what you need, and thank Him for all He has done. Then you will experience God’s peace, which exceeds anything we can understand. His peace will guard your hearts and minds as you live in Christ Jesus. Phil. 4:6-7

Instead of worrying at a time like this, we need to pray. We may not see the answer to our prayers right away, but we can experience God’s peace immediately. His peace will comfort our hearts and guard our thoughts. This is a time, not to turn on God, but to turn to God. He will see you through this.



He’s Right There

God is our place of safety. He gives us strength. He is always there to help us in times of trouble. PSALM 46:1

God is always present. There is no place on earth where He isn’t. But He is especially present during our times of trouble. He is our safe place and our source of strength. In this time of trouble, turn to Him. He’s right there.



Comfort

Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies and God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our affliction. 2 For. 1:3

 

 

Our Heavenly Father is a comforter. We all encounter sorrow and suffering. We ask “Why” but seldom get an answer. However, our Father will comfort us in our afflictions. He is there for us even when we have brought the trouble on ourselves. Lean of Him. He is there for you.



Our Hearts

The Lord doesn’t see things the way you see them. People judge by outward appearance, but the Lord looks at the heart. I Sam. 16:7

 

We are all so quick to judge others by how they look. We think we can “read” people pretty well. But God uses an entirely different measuring stick than we do. He’s not looking for what looks good or bad. He sees their heart and their intentions. He not only knows what you do but why you do it. We can be easily fooled. God can’t.