When I’m in the middle of chaos, it’s so easy for me to jump on the downward spiral and get swept away. I’ll be halfway down in the pit before I realize I’ve completely lost my peace. I’m working on that.
You know we’re moving into our first house, and it’s been… interesting.
I am a planner.
I’m super organized.
I have things mapped out.
So, when things don’t go the way I expect and plan, first, I’m completely confused, and then I’m stressed. And I hop on the Anxiety Express and head straight to Overwhelmed City.
But did you know God literally says, “Be anxious for nothing?” It’s plain and simple! And it’s right there in Philippians 4:6-7. In fact, God lays out a fool-proof plan for us to get out of these spirals. First, it says, “Be anxious for nothing,” so that’s step one. Then it says, “but in everything by PRAYER and ASKING with THANKSGIVING make your requests known to God.” So first, don’t worry. Second, ask God for help and thank Him for all the times He has helped you in the past, and for all the help he will continue to give you.
Lastly, it says, “and the PEACE of God which surpasses all understanding will GUARD your HEART and MIND in Jesus.” So, once we decide not to be anxious, once we ask God for help, He gives us His perfect peace, and we can make it through the chaos.
It’s laid out right there for us, and my goal is to do a better job of going to God first and not even buying a ticket for the Anxiety Express. So, let’s hit that goal together.