Philippians 4:6-7 says, “Don’t worry about anything; instead, pray about everything. Tell God what you need, and thank him for all he has done. Then you will experience God’s peace, which exceeds anything we can understand. His peace will guard your hearts and minds as you live in Christ Jesus.”
As Jesus followers prayer helps us in two main ways.
1. Connection – Prayer helps us to connect with God to thank Him for what He has done and also to let Him know our needs.
2. Peace – Prayer gives us peace as we rely on Him. Our hearts and minds are guarded from the worries of life.
When we connect with God through prayer and let Him know our needs, it puts us in our right place – reliance on Him.
We were created to rely on God. He is our provider, protector and the producer of life. It makes sense to trust Him with everything.
When we do trust Him for everything, peace floods our soul. As the text says, “Our hearts and minds are guarded in Christ Jesus”.
So today let us purpose in our hearts to trust God with everything. Let us remember that reliance on Him brings peace.