Don’t worry about anything; instead, pray about everything.
Philippians 4:6 (NLT)

Sometimes we make things harder than they should be. We see today’s verse and we think it is about ceasing to worry. However it is more about beginning to pray. It is a matter of substitution. Worry can become a habit and a habit is a cue that leads to a behavior and results in a reward. Paul is saying to take the cue, the situation that sends a warning to your mind, and change the behavior. Instead of worry, substitute prayer. He writes, “Tell God what you need, and thank him for all he has done.” And here is the good news. We get a better reward! While we believe our worrying and fretting gives us some sort of protection or peace, Paul says that prayer gives us so much more! He writes, “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.” Today, when a troubling thought comes your way, stop the worrying and substitute it with prayer.

Dear Father, help me not to worry about anything but to pray to You about everything. Help me to experience Your peace. Guard my heart and my mind as I live in the awareness of Christ and His love.


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About Ronald

I am a Christian who deeply believes in God and the purposes He has put us on earth for. I started in ministry when I was 20 years old. I have been involved in both evangelism and compassion ministires. I deeply believe in our mission to help those in need. I believe however,that the church has missed our calling. We have not been effective in loving others as we would love ourselves. We have not been using our Spiritual Gifts to make a difference in this world. We have not mobilized to be the salt and light in the world. The goal of this web site is to help those interested to use their Spiritual Gifts in order to fulfill the mission Christ has given us to love the world.
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