Do Not Be Anxious – How?

Philippians 4:6-8

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.

While this is a familiar passage, when I read it for understanding I ask some questions. Maybe my questions will give you a fresh perspective on a familiar passage to most Christians. My thoughts go like this:

What’s the command? Do not be anxious.

What’s the alternative to anxiety? I can present my requests to God.

How do I present my requests to God? By prayer – petitioning God, but also thanking God for all He’s done and will do.

What is the assurance or promise stated to happen when I do this? The peace of God will come into my heart and my mind.

How big is this peace? It transcends all my understanding and has the ability to guard my heart and my mind.

What does this peace which transcends all understanding do? It guards my heart and my mind in Christ Jesus. We are “in Christ” when we know God through Jesus. We are hidden. We are safe. We are in His protection.

©Valerie Rumfelt

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2 thoughts on “Do Not Be Anxious – How?

  1. Thank you for refreshing the familiar verses about anxiety . The word “” through “ caught my heart. Through tells us anxious will become peace. . We go through every day with the peace of Prince. Praise to the Lord.

    Love sojourners,
    Debbie Melton
    Temple, Texas

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