His peace guards my heart and mind

I wonder sometimes what the world, what life, looks like to people who don’t know Jesus. Is it as bright as they want others to believe, or is it dark and fearsome? One thing is certain: if it’s not fearsome now, it will become so.

My dear friend is a nurse in the ER and posted a beautiful blog recently about heartache and loss. But while the world is often dark, her life is not. She knows Jesus.

Yet another financial road bump hit my family this week. Costly repairs on our car come at a time of low income and high bills. The world is dark (and expensive, she says, laughing), but our lives are not.

And today a woman told me that she and her husband are out of work entirely. They have no income, but her smile was bright. I had to wonder if she knows Jesus.

The darkness makes me turn to the Bible and soak up the peace in those pages. Today’s confession is important today, but we might find ourselves turning to it more and relying on it more in the near future.

His peace will guard your hearts and minds as you live in Christ Jesus. Philippians 4:7

This scripture is encased in the instruction not to worry, but to pray about everything. “Tell God what you need, and thank him for all he has done. 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.” Philippians 4:6-7

God knows what you need, but tell Him anyway. He wants to hear from you! And while you’re telling Him, acknowledge this truth:

Your peace guards my heart and mind.

Blessings on you today, dear reader. Leave a comment and let me know how I can pray for you.

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