“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).
Anxiety and worry are common experiences for everyone. Adversely, these feelings drive us deeper into despair and further away from God.
How then can we combat these everyday forces? The antidote is found in prayer and thanksgiving. Prayer allows us to magnify God and thanksgiving fills our hearts with gratitude and joy. Let’s resolve to pray more, give thanks, and worry less. The result will be God’s peace.