The Lord is Near Philippians 4:5b-7
The Lord is near. 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 comprehension, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.” Is this scenario familiar to you? You try not to be fret about “it”, you make your requests, and you find momentary rest from your thinking. But it is tenuous, fleeting relief before the barrage of thoughts about that troublesome thing, person, or situation begins again? I can describe it because I know it well.
However, I have also learned, and the Spirit of God continues to teach me how to break the chain and stop the circling train.
The Lord is near.
My hope for an escape from a troublesome persistent train of thought is always found here, knowing and believing He is near. Immanuel, dwelling with me to do what I can’t.
When I find myself caught in the vicious circle I now know to bow before Him and confess that once again, I’ve been trying to pray it down and lay it down under the force of my own will. I surrender to the truth that on my own I can’t stop thinking on the thought and analyzing it from every angle, that I am needy and He holds my supply. And I begin to celebrate that He is in me to do what I can’t. This is when I experience the Guard, guarding.
Not me trying. Immanuel doing.
Oh, the pressure busting Presence of God that guards a mind given over to Him. I would that I could pack this peace up and hand it to you, but I can’t wrap the Almighty and the peace I’m describing doesn’t exist outside and apart from Him. Seek Him.
Hugs and Blessings~
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