To Experience the Peace that Surpasses Understanding, Praise Him!

By on November 15, 2012

By Lynn Mosher –

I did an exercise in brevity the other day as a prompt from a writers’ group. Using only six words, one of them went like this…

Got troubles?

Got heartaches?

Get God!

On that day, one of my devotionals used the scripture Philippians 4:6 for its basis, “Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God.” (Phil. 4:6 NKJV)

With issues going on in our family and extended family, this is highest on my mind: Be anxious for nothing. May no distracting thoughts drain my focus away from the Lord.

Do we really think about and obey this verse? With all the stress that bombards us these days, it is sometimes difficult to stay on track with the Word.

I learned a long time ago to praise the Lord when anything begins to stir up the still waters of my heart and mind.

Praise and thanksgiving form the foundation of our prayers. Every trifling tremor of turmoil attempting to upset our harmony is to be brought to the foot of the Throne…and left there! Praising God for His hand at work in whatever it is.

If we obey that verse, what does the next verse promise us? “Then you will experience God’s peace, which exceeds anything we can understand. His peace will guard your hearts and minds as you live in Christ Jesus.” (Phil. 4:7 NLT)

You may be having tremendous difficulties in your life this Thanksgiving season, but I pray that you will give the Lord your praise and gratitude, revealing to Him your trust and faith.

May you experience the Lord’s peace as you give Him praise!

At a time of physical upheaval in 2000, Lynnfelt led of the Lord to take up her pen and write. With this new passion, she has embraced her mission to reach others through Christ-honoring literature, encouraging them in their walk and offering comfort through the written word. Lynnlives with her hubby of 45 years in their Kentuckynest, emptied of three chicklets, and expanded by three grand-chicklets, and an inherited dog. You can find her at her blog at: http://lynnmosher.blogspot.com/.

 

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To Experience the Peace that Surpasses Understanding, Praise Him!