Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. – Philippians 4:6-7
What controls your happiness?
Is it your worries? Your past? Your situation? God says He has something better for us. He wants peacefulness to be the thing that drives our thoughts and emotions. In fact, He says His peace will guard them.
God loves to listen to us and talk with us. We can pray in every situation, even when we are overcome by fear or anxiety. He wants to hear about it because He loves us. He doesn’t just say, “don’t worry,” He says, “tell me what you need so I can take care of it.” He wants us to talk to Him about what we need for every circumstance. This is the peace of God.
Our Father is actively working to help us through, to change things or to give us strength. In everything! God’s peace (that we can’t even understand) comes to us, and guards us to bring our thoughts to Him. We can let go of our anxiety, because it is God who is taking care of everything!