Philippians 4:6-7 (NET)
Do not be anxious about anything. Instead, in every situation, through prayer and petition with thanksgiving, tell your requests to God.
And the peace of God that surpasses all understanding will guard your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus.
After Maureen’s business started doing really well, she faced a new set of challenges she hadn’t envisaged.
Some ‘influential’ people in her town told her that if she didn’t join their secret society, they were going to run her out of business. They gave her examples of people who refused to join them that have been run out of business. They also gave her numerous examples of ‘successful’ business people in that town that belonged to their secret society.
She knew she couldn’t join them because she was a child of God. But she was quite afraid of their threats– so much that it became difficult for her to sleep properly at night.
She took out a whole night to pray in the Spirit about the matter. After praying for some time, she noticed that all the fear and anxiety in her heart had left. She was no more afraid and now knew exactly what to do. She was now confident that the Lord was fighting for her.
Months passed, but Maureen never again heard from those people. She noticed that their leader would run away each time he sees her in the market. Maureen’s business continued to increase.
In this life, things come that would seek to send us into anxiety. God knows this, that’s why He has instructed us to pray about all things. One of the signs that we have ’prayed through’ concerning a matter is the peace of God that comes to replace the anxiety that was in our hearts.
Go into today remembering that you are not to be anxious about anything, but to pray about everything. Continue to pray until the peace of God replaces the fear and anxiety.
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