Peace that passes all understanding

In the bible in the book of Philippians, there is an important passage that deals with how to obtain peace in our lives. It is literally a three step process and all three steps are within the two versus.

Philippians 4:6-8 says. Be careful for nothing (don’t be full of care and worry) but in everything by prayer and supplication (talk with God about everything) with Thanksgiving, let your requests be made known unto God and the peace that passes all understanding, shall keep (guard) your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.

The last part of that passage is to me the most important aspect. When you worry and can’t sleep, your heart is fearful and your mind runs with mental videos of past failures. The last part says he will keep (hold still) your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus. It literally means he will bear (carry) the burden of your situation and allow you to rest in knowing he has it under control. This could be one of the most powerful passages in all scripture because it deals with something we all need and all experience.

I believe to get to the peace you need to follow the steps in the passage

Step one-talk to God about it, step 2-thank him in advance for handling it even though you may not know the answer yet, step 3-accept his peace that will hold fast (keep you from worrying) your hearts and minds.

In times of greatest stress, repeat this passage from memory (memorize it) and you will find the true meaning of God’s word. KT

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