“And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Jesus Christ.” - Philippians 4:7
Philippians 4:7 talks about the peace of God; how it’s beyond all understanding, and how it guards our hearts and minds in Jesus Christ. In a camp called Mount Hermon, He performed a miracle that I’ll never forget.
At the time, I was dealing with something hat was hard for me. After some inside games, we moved to a room for some quiet time with Jesus. We were told to pick an envelope under categories like: depression, fear, anger, etc. I chose anxiety. With the verses in that envelope, he brushed away my anxious thoughts and replaced them with unbelievable peace and joy! God’s peace is so freeing! It was just how Philippians 4:& says: the peace of God surpasses all understanding. In that moment, all I could do was praise Him! It’s amazing how God can transform one small miracle into a beautiful symphony.
God knows our difficulties, and He wants to help. Although capturing thoughts like discouragement, doubt and worry can easily bury themselves in our minds, He created these verses to confront them. And faced with truth, they have no chance. God’s peace guards us from those thoughts that creep into our lives.
Here’s an idea! There are some verses listed below. If you want, you can write them down and put them in a place that’s easy for you to read them, or if you know a friend who’s going through some anxiety, you can send these verses to him or her so that they have their own special envelope!
Psalm 119:165 - “Great peace have those who love your law; nothing can make them stumble.”
Philippians 4:8 - “Finally, brothers, whatever is true, honorable, just, pure, lovely, commendable, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things.”
Philippians 4:13 - “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.”
Philippians 4:7 - “And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Jesus Christ.”
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