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Topic: Peace (03/15/04)
TITLE: The Peace that Surpasses All Understanding
By Michele Woellner
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When we are experiencing trials and tribulations, it is very easy to become caught up in our daily cares. Sometimes it is very difficult to surrender our fears and anxieties. This can especially be true when a particular trial has gone on for a long period of time. We must hold fast to our faith, and remember that as God's Word promises, "This too shall pass". We need to remember to focus on Jesus rather than on our own problems. We must remember that God is in control of our situation(s).
I have always loved Phillipians 4:6 --"Dismiss all anxiety from your minds, and present your needs to God in every form of prayer and in petitions full of gratitude, and then God's own peace which is beyond all understanding will guard your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus." On a personal note, this verse became especially dear to my heart when I saw Rebecca St. James (my favorite Christian singer) for the first time in concert last year. After the concert, Rebecca signed my CD, and she wrote Phillipians 4:6 on the CD cover. God really touched my heart with that and showed me that I need to trust Him more by surrendering all of my cares to Him and never holding onto my worries.
May we all continue to surrender all of our cares to Jesus, in Whose Name we have the victory, knowing that He will give us the peace that surpasses all understanding when we focus on Him rather than our problems.