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*In Matthew 6:25-34, Jesus tells us not to worry about our lives; don’t think about what we are going to eat, drink, or wear because God ALREADY know what we need and will provide for us. We are to SEEK God’s Kingdom FIRST, His righteousness, and then God will give us what we need, according to His will for our lives; in His time. This is just POWERFUL! God is sooooo GOOD to us!! I love Him!!
*In John 14:1,27, Jesus tells us not to let our hearts be troubled; that mean, we can stop our hearts from being troubled! We can choose to be troubled or not be troubled – we have a choice! In verse 27, Jesus tells us that He has given us His peace, to calm us. Again, we see the word, “let” – Jesus said, “Let My perfect peace calm you in every circumstance and give you courage and strength for every challenge.” Again, we have a choice to either be troubled and worry or allow Jesus’ peace to calm us in EVERY circumstance; allow Jesus to give us courage and strength for EVERY challenge!
*Paul said in Philippians 4:6-7 (AMP): “6 Do not be anxious or worried about anything, but in everything [every circumstance and situation] by prayer and petition with thanksgiving, continue to make your [specific] requests known to God. 7 And the peace of God [that peace which reassures the heart, that peace] which transcends all understanding, [that peace which] stands guard over your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus [is yours].”
Remember what John MacArthur said, in his teaching, “The Gift of Peace,” about what the word “guard” mean, in Philippians 4:7: “is not the word that means to "watch," or "keep imprisoned." It is a word that is often used in a military sense, meaning "to stand at a post and guard against the aggression of an enemy."
When peace is on guard, the Christian has entered an impregnable citadel from which nothing can dislodge him. The name of the fortress is Christ, and the guard is peace. The peace of God stands guard and keeps worry from the corroding our hearts, and unworthy thoughts from tearing up our minds.”
Philippians 4:6-7 in the Message Bible (MSG) says: “6-7 Don’t fret or worry. Instead of worrying, pray. Let petitions and praises shape your worries into prayers, letting God know your concerns. Before you know it, a sense of God’s wholeness, everything coming together for good, will come and settle you down. It’s wonderful what happens when Christ displaces worry at the center of your life.”
WOW!!! Praise God for His Word!
Dr. Dorothy E. Hooks