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 your minds in Christ Jesus. Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things. Philippians 4:6-8 ESV
I am currently reading Anxious for Nothing by Max Lucado. It’s a timely read as I feel anxiety creeping up over my shoulders. We all have situations in our lives that bring us a measure of anxiety. What is causing your anxiety today?
Max Lucado shares Philippians 4:6-8 and creates an acronym let will help us to fight the emotion of anxiety. What we need is peace in the midst of what we don’t understand and God promises to provide that peace to our anxious thoughts and souls.
Here is how we can remain calm:
Celebrate God’s goodness. “Rejoice in the Lord always” v 4
Ask God for help. “Let your requests be made known to God” v 6
Leave your concerns with Him. “With thanksgiving….” v 6
Meditate on good things. “Think about the things that are good and worthy of praise” v 8
Celebrate. Ask. Leave. Meditate. C.A.L.M. *
Today you and I need to practice being C.A.L.M. Expect the peace that passes all understanding as you remain calm today.
*Anxious for Nothing, Max Lucado, page 10
Kathy Withers is on staff at America’s Keswick and serves as Director of Partner Care. Kathy has been married to her husband Dave for 30 years. They have two adult children. Kathy is active in her local church and teaches a Bible study for women. Her passion is to encourage women to deepen their walk with Jesus Christ by finding and living out the truths of God’s Word.