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Hide-the-Word Wednesday: Peace That Doesn’t Make Sense

on August 27, 2013

How do you respond to a stressful situation? Do you try to plan the uncertainty out of it? Or do you sit paralyzed, playing all the dreadful possibilities in your mind (as I’ve been known to do)? Well, planning is usually wise, and waiting is often necessary. But prayer is the action plan that will lead to peace.

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.

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What verses help to calm your worried mind?


8 responses to “Hide-the-Word Wednesday: Peace That Doesn’t Make Sense

  1. Carrie says:

    I appreciated this verse in Philippians this morning as I sent the kids off to their first days of high school and middle school. I had a giant worry attack when a fellow parent mentioned how expensive their daughter’s first semester of college was, and I realized how close we are to that point with no way of paying for it (poor financial planning!). Yes, we need to do some planning, but this was a perfect reminder to not gnaw on the problem like a bone in my mind, but lift the situation to Him and see where He leads.

    • wisdom4wives says:

      Carrie, that is a perfect picture of worry–gnawing on a bone!! And at the end of it, your stomach isn’t any fuller. 🙂 I hope I will remember your illustration the next time worry creeps in. Thanks for stopping by!

  2. When my husband passed away a few years back, this peace that is impossible to understand became very real to me. God did it. I remember people asking me if I was on medication because of the calm they saw in me, but I wasn’t. It was just this peace that took over and the pain, worry, turmoil tried but couldn’t dislodge it. God’s Word really is amazing, isn’t it? I like to memorize it and I use a phone app to help me, I wrote a small review about it this morning: http://wp.me/p2Xxfs-8L Hope it blesses someone!

    • wisdom4wives says:

      Claudia, that is a beautiful testimony. Thank you for sharing it. And what a witness you were to all those people who observed your calm in the midst of a painful storm. I’m sorry that your husband isn’t here with you anymore, but rejoice that you take so much comfort in God’s love.

      And, I checked out the Remember Me app you reviewed. Very cool. 🙂

  3. melcaldicott says:

    Great truth here – love this verse from Philippians.
    Thanks for linking up at Essential Fridays.
    Mel from Essential Thing Devotions.

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