Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your request be made known to God; and the peace of God, which surpasses all under-standing, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.
Philippians 4:6-7 NKJV
What do you think about when you hear the word peace? Freedom? Tranquility? Order? God is looking for peacekeepers, and that can be you. How many times have you entered into a place and felt a heaviness? What was your first reaction? Did you look for the cause or did you go directly to God?
I often try to solve it myself and look for the problem instead of going directly to Him. He gives us clear direction in His Scriptures. Philippians 4:6-7 says, Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your request be made known to God; and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus. This Scripture tells us how we can shed anxieties.
God tells us that we should pray to Him with thanksgiving and make our request known to Him. I think at times our problems look so big because we have taken our focus off of God and put all the focus on our situation. He is so much bigger than our problems. He is our Healer, our Provider, and our Shelter.
Sometimes we need to remember what we should be focused on, or rather, who we should be focused on. When we have problems and worries, we often forget to pray or at least don’t pray about them first. Then, when we do pray, we may think that the only way that God can solve the request is to do it our way. God may very well do that. He has the power to change any situation, but He will not be limited to our expectations. His ways will always be better.