Anxious For Nothing Session 4
4 Rejoice in the Lord always; again I will say, rejoice. 5 Let your reasonableness be known to everyone. The Lord is at hand; 6 do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. 7 And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. 8 Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things.
- Philippians 4:4-8 ESV
The Peace of God Will Guard Your Heart
Our Father gives us the very peace of God. He downloads the tranquility of the throne room into our world, resulting in an inexplicable calm. We should be worried, but we aren't. We should be upset, but we are comforted. The peace of God trascends all logic, scheming and efforts to explain it.
- Have you ever endured a perfect storm of bad events? What happened? How did you spiritually and emotinally face the storm?
- Read John 14:27. What is the difference between the "peace" of the world gives and the peace God gives?
-Read Psalm 91:11-12, Matthew 18:10 and Hebrews 1:14. How does the first promise "God will send His angels to help you during life's storms" influence your awareness of the supernatural reality that surrounds you?
-Read Psalm 100:3, Isaiah 43:1 and 1 John 3:1. How does remembering the second promise "you belong to God" bring you comfort when you consider the storms of life?
-The final promise is that "God has a heavenly mission for your life." Read Matthew 22:37-39, 28:19, John 15:16 and Ephesians 2:10. According to these verses, what has God called you to do? What specific ministry has God assigned to you durin this season of life?
God promises to guard our hearts and our minds in Christ Jesus. When we bring our requests before Christ, entrusting our cares into His hands, He serves as a strong wall of protection around our thoguhts and our emotions. He gives us a peace we can't comprehend, no matter how big the storm.
The Lord sits enthroned over the flood;
the Lord sits enthroned as King forever.
May the Lord give strength to His people!
May the Lord bless His people with peace!
Is there an area in your life where God's peace feels faint? Call out to the One who deeply loves you and longs to help you today! And we'd love to come along your side and lift you up in prayer!