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Scripture of the day

Rejoice in the Lord always; again I will say, Rejoice. Let your gentleness be known to everyone. The Lord is near. Do not worry about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.

- Philippians 4:4-7

This has come to be one of the most reassuring passages which I treasure. Rejoice always, the Lord is near! I will freely admit that I am a worrier... yes, I worry about a lot of things that are not really all that significant, or other things that I can't really do anything about. But over the years, I have continued to read and meditate on this scripture, and it has helped me learn that worry and anxiety only serve to rob us of the joy that is ours, the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding! Thanks be to God!

Help me, gracious God, to put your word in my heart so that I may live in the peace which surpasses all understanding! For I know that you will provide for me in love and generosity, and I know that the gifts you give will guard my heart and mind in Jesus! Amen!


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