Do not worry about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. Finally, beloved, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is pleasing, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence and if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things. Keep on doing the things that you have learned and received and heard and seen in me, and the God of peace will be with you. (Philippians 4:6-9, NRSV)
Do not worry about anything!
Yea right, can I list off the things I worry about on a daily basis:
The congregation I serve
the safety of my children
the world around me
and that is a short list and not comprehensive.
We are a worrying people.
But Paul has a point here.
We should not worry.
And why we should not worry is because we can take everything to God. Through prayer and supplication we can take our worries to God and leave them at His feet and He will take care of it. And not only will God take care of the worries He will guard our hearts and minds through Christ Jesus. He will guard us from more worry!