In yesterday’s reading, we saw how worry and anxiety can be defeated through prayer. In the very next verse in Scripture (Philippians 4:7), Jesus tells us that when we’ve given our anxiety and our prayers to the Lord, we will receive the gift of peace: “and the peace of God, which passes all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus.”
Peace I leave with you; My peace I give to you; not as the world gives do I give to you. Do not let your heart be troubled, nor let it be fearful.
We receive the Lord’s peace when we pray. Literally, God’s peace descends upon us and takes action! It guards our hearts and our minds. Live in prayer and you will live in peace! There will be quietness and confidence in our lives because instead of getting “worked up” over life’s problems we are choosing to “pray them down.”
“The steadfast of mind You will keep in perfect peace, Because he trusts in You.
Prayer not only gives us peace but it arms us with a conquering spirit, an overcoming spirit! We begin to believe again! We believe to trust the promises of God again! We begin to stand in the strength that is our God when we pray!
Has peace escaped you? Reclaim it today by praying Philippians 4:7. When our eternity is secure in Jesus, we can live in peace regardless of our circumstances.