31 Jesus-Benefits: No Worries!

“Do not worry about anything, but pray and ask God for everything you need, always giving thanks. And God’s peace, which is so great we cannot understand it, will keep your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus” (Philippians 4:6-7).

Day 16 of Write31Days and here’s something very precious:

Peace.

You’ll see all sorts of books about dealing with anxiety or overcoming worry, but the formula’s right there: Pray about everything. If we’re worrying too much, we’re probably praying too little (I say ‘We’ because I’m telling myself as well as you). My friend Kate once told me the verses below about Jesus leading us into the path of peace and I’ve always remembered that.

“Because of God’s tender mercy, the morning light from heaven is about to break upon us, to give light to those who sit in darkness and in the shadow of death, and to guide us to the path of peace” (Luke 1:78-79).

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7 thoughts on “31 Jesus-Benefits: No Worries!

  1. I like the Luke verse! Well, of course I like the other too, but have heard that one a lot – the Luke one isn’t usually shared on this subject. Nice!

  2. Loved this reminder. It is so true that most of our anxiety is brought on by our lack of prayer, because prayer is how we align our hearts with God and teach our souls to rest in Him. This was a great post. Thanks!

  3. Brilliant verses! Not an easy benefit to discipline myself to but certainly moving forward in the right direction with God’s grace at work.

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