By Christine Caine
Don’t worry about anything, but in everything, through prayer and petition with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus (Philippians 4:6–7, CSB).
I love the fact Paul begins with the phrase, Don’t worry about anything.
If you and I didn’t know the physical place from which the Apostle Paul penned those words, we might be tempted to dismiss them as coming from an old man who didn’t have any clue what life in the real world is like. But he wrote that from prison. He experienced persecution for years.
Still, for those of us who live in the 21st century, it’s hard to imagine not worrying about anything, with so much tragedy, suffering, sickness, disease, and injustice surrounding us. Some of us are trying to raise teenagers. Some of us are unsure about our job security. Some of us are barely living paycheck to paycheck.