Be anxious for nothing, 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 minds through Christ Jesus. Philippians 4:6
Don’t be anxious! Paul said there is nothing that should cause a child of God to worry. He was well aware of things that cause anxiety. His nation was occupied by a foreign army and ruled by corrupt leaders. He was writing from prison, where he was being held as a result of false accusations. He was separated from those he loved; his motives had been questioned, and he had been misrepresented. Some were trying to undermine all that he had accomplished in starting churches. He suffered physically and faced imminent execution (2 Cor. 11:23-29). Yet Paul said there would never be a crisis so troubling that God could not bring peace in the midst of it!
God will not necessarily take your problems away, but He will carry the load for you. He wants you to experience His peace, which is beyond human comprehension. You will never fully understand how God could give you peace in some of the situations you face, but you do not have to understand it in order to experience it. This peace is not just for those who “handle stress well”; it is for everyone! You may know that God wants you to experience peace but wonder how this is possible, given what you are presently facing. Yet, Scripture says to be anxious for nothing. God’s word clearly indicates that there is nothing you can face that is too difficult, too troubling, or too fearful for God. No matter what your circumstances are, turn your anxiety over to God and let His perfect peace guard your heart.
My wife has been through cancer, strokes, in and out of hospitals for 2 years now. I am 70. Overwelmed but not overcome. Distressed but not in dispair.
God’s promises are yes and certain.
We have not the money for long term care. God has spoken to me about total deliverance for her.
Im not yielding to the enemy and his lies and fiery darts of fear/panic.
I refuse to put a discredit on God’s character by collapsing in utter defeat.
Struggle the good struggle. And its a struggle, but a GOOD struggle. Stay the couse is not a question but a command.
We need to pray for one another. And give thanks. Im in the ‘thanking Him mode’ at this juncture. Prayer and thanksgiving and cease not. Quiting is not an option!
Share in His sufferings and share in His glory!
Yes, my brother, I agree with you. He who began a good work in you will finish it. He is faithful to keep his promises. I am also believing for restoration and healing. I thank God for you and with you and your wife. In him we have redemption, he is everything we will ever need. Glory to God!