“Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, 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.” Philippians 4:6-7
One summer day when I was a kid, I made a bet with two boys I met at the local farmer’s market. For every ball they hit over the fence, I’d give them fifty cents. For every ball I hit over the fence, they’d give me five dollars.
Within minutes I was down five dollars. I said I’d have to go get money at home and return with it. But I didn’t have five dollars at home, and I had no intention of coming back. I just ran off and hid in my bedroom with overwhelming anxiety, expecting to live out the rest of my days there.
God wants us to do the same thing. Whenever you feel anxiety or fear, don’t delay. Take it to your Father, and find peace that transcends all understanding.
“I am free from anxiety because I have found peace with God, peace with others, and peace with myself.”
[Excerpt from Believe: 31-Day Devotional by Randy & Roxanne Frazee, pgs. 49-50.]