Alarm buzzes. Covers fly off. Mind starts roaring.
I don’t know about you but every day this seems to be the routine for the day. Why can I not stop thinking and stressing about what’s coming next? Are you like that?
It’s almost like I wake up and think “now what was I worrying about when I went to sleep?” I find myself waking up and praying immediately for the same things I gave to the Lord right before I went to sleep.
Prayer is exactly what we need to do but there’s more to that. When we pray, we should turn it over to the Lord and not fret about it. Paul tells us in Philippians 4:6 to not be anxious about ANYTHING but to give our requests to God.
Then in verse 7, he tells us about the peace that we can get by doing just that. “And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.”
If we really give it over to Him, and really try not to be anxious, then we have this peace that is beyond our understanding. I’ve had it before. It’s like I think to myself, “why does this worry not bother me anymore?” And then I realize, I really did turn it over to God and that peace that I cannot explain has filled my heart and mind.
It seems so simple. Let’s give it a try today. And maybe again tomorrow when the alarm goes off. And then maybe just one more day, again and again, and again.