“Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. 7 And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.”
“WITH THANKSGIVING, PRESENT YOUR REQUESTS TO GOD.” Now we get to the core of what we should do.
This is a simplistic but accurate way we should approach each day. We can’t always control our environment or circumstances, but we can control our attitude and how we react to those circumstances. Paul tells the Philippians, and us, that we can overcome the stress and anxiety of life if we will approach God with Thanksgiving and turn it over to Him.
I hope this means something to you. I have learned in my nearly 53 years now that we don’t control much. In fact, we really don’t control anything. However, we do control our attitude and our reaction to things we face. Being thankful to God for everything, even the problems and the burdens we face, develops our character. And speaking from a lot of experience, it makes you humble, and as I have said in previous posts, being humble and dying to self is where the blessings and true joy in life are found…