Philippians 4:4-9
4 Always be full of joy in the Lord. I say it again-rejoice! 5 Let everyone see that you are considerate in all you do. Remember, the Lord is coming soon. 6 Don’t worry about anything; instead, pray about everything. Tell God what you need, and thank him for all he has done. 7 If you do this, you will experience God’s peace, which is far more wonderful than the human mind can understand. His peace will guard your hearts and minds as you live in Christ Jesus. 8 And now, dear brothers and sisters, let me say one more thing as I close this letter. Fix your thoughts on what is true and honorable and right. Think about things that are pure and lovely and admirable. Think about things that are excellent and worthy of praise. 9 Keep putting into practice all you learned from me and heard from me and saw me doing, and the God of peace will be with you.
Holy Bible, New Living Translation, (Wheaton, IL: Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.) 1996.

Uncontrolled anxiety will dominate your mind and make your life miserable. There is no question that life is very uncertain. Not one of us knows what the next day will bring. And the unknown in life can cause great pressure and lead us to worry. Especially with all that is happening in the Middle East at this time and with the terrorist attacks against Americans, many are becoming more anxious. But as a child of God, we are not to allow anxiety in our lives. It will come, but we are to rebuke it and not allow it to permeate our minds. It is a choice. We can decide to let all of the cares of this world pull us down into a state of mind that cannot function or we can decide to not allow anxiety to become our focus. The Bible tells us to fix our thoughts on what is true. We have a choice to allow the anxiety to take over our thoughts or decide to let the truth of God’s Word saturate our minds. The direction we go will determine our actions. We will function and act as our thoughts direct us. If we are full of fear our actions will reflect that but if we are full of the truth of God’s Word, Christ will be reflected in our actions. When you wake in the night and fear fills your mind and heart until you can feel it in your throat, speak the Word of God. Repeat it over and over and let His Word fill your head. “If you do this, you will experience God’s peace, which is far more wonderful than the human mind can understand. His peace will guard your hearts and minds as you live in Christ Jesus.”

Have a God Day!