D - Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus.
Reaching the letter D means we are now in the second half of our devotionals based around the word lockdown! Wouldn’t it be wonderful if we were halfway through a final lockdown.
Paul wrote to the Philippians from his prison cell, possibly awaiting a death sentence. Surprisingly, in the first few verses of his letter he tells them he always prays with joy when he remembers their partnership in the gospel. After telling them what Christ has done and will do for them, he exhorts them to rejoice in the Lord always.
These two verses give us the secret for joy and peace no matter what our circumstances are. Let us practice putting our care list onto our prayer list. It is not easy, but as we keep repeating God’s word in our hearts and minds it strengthens our faith.
Knowing that God is the foundation we lean upon in every circumstance, results in having His peace guarding our hearts and minds. That’s His promise for us this week and forever!
When peace like a river attendeth my soul
When sorrows like sea billows roll
Whatever my lot, Thou has taught me to say
It is well, it is well with my soul.
By Horatio Gates Spafford