“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.”
We finish Philippians 4:6-7 with the final part of Philippians 4:7 – “WILL GUARD YOUR HEARTS AND YOUR MINDS IN CHRIST JESUS”. So we looked at the peace of God as transcending all understanding, but how does this also guard our hearts and our minds?
It’s difficult to articulate a feeling. But when we truly start turning over our needs, our struggles, our hopes to God and let Him guide us and navigate us through our decisions and actions, we receive a sense of peace. That peace comes when we finally let go of our own perceived control and realize that He is the one in control. Additionally, we realize that God cares for us and His promises are real. Since God wants to take care of us, He guards our hearts against the anxiety of trying to do it on our own. He protects our minds from drifting into places we do need to go; in other words, God keeps us in check. You’ve maybe heard the phrase, “keep things on the straight and narrow”. God does this when we submit to Him, not as some form of punishment, but as pure love to protect us. We have free will, which God has given us as well, to choose His way or our way. You can freely choose to go off the path and do it all your way… What do you choose?