Daily Thought

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“Be anxious for nothing, 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 through Christ Jesus.” (Phil 4:6-7)

It is so important to understand scripture in context. For instance, Phil 4:6 is often portrayed only as, “Try not to worry, be patient.” While the passage does demand patience, the context provided by the statement “Rejoice in the Lord always…” adds the critical detail of the manner in which we wait!

As you eagerly await the answers to life’s hard questions, don’t miss the opportunity to actually bear fruit while you wait. Instead of merely waiting for the Lord to fulfill your desire, allow your heart to be aligned with His in active patience through prayer, reading of scripture, and receiving of guidance. These are the practical ways in which we “rejoice in the Lord always.” In this way, you can experience the very best He has for you while you wait!

For when you are seeking first to glorify Christ in your life, then you will be truly satisfied to wait upon Him patiently. And who knows? Perhaps you will see the thing you are waiting for differently as a result of the journey you’ve just experienced.

Lord, thank You for Your word. Thank You for the way it directs us as we live our lives. I pray that you would help me to learn active patience, and in so doing “rejoice in You always.” Amen.

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