I was visiting with a friend who was going through a challenge. She was distraught and distracted by the events that were unfolding before her. Her own fears and anxieties were impacting her personal health and wellbeing. We prayed and peace descended.
Philippians 4:6-7 NLT
“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.”
God’s peace does surround us and makes it possible for us to experience a peace that we cannot fathom or understand. God’s peace does come over us and relieves our emotional pain and calms our fears. God’s peace is our source of comfort in moments of challenge.
When the situation is fraught with worries and angst, turn to God in prayer. Thank Him for His presence in the middle of the mess that surrounds you. Thank Him for His ability to take away your emotional response and infuse you with His peace. Tell Him your story and ask for a His help in times of trouble. Tell Him your needs and thank Him for His guidance. Tell Him.
Instead of worrying, pray. Pray about everything. All the time. All day long. In every situation. Pray.