Be careful for nothing; but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God – Philippians 4:6
In 3 John 1:2, the Apostle John writes, “Beloved, I wish above all things that thou mayest prosper and be in health, even as thy soul prospereth.” The Lord actually desires for you to live a stress-free life, and not one that’s fettered and troubled by the cares of this world. 1Peter 5:7 says, ‘Casting ALL your care upon him; for he careth for you.’
Our opening verse tells us to be careful for nothing. This is because, in Christ, you already have everything you require for an extraordinary life (2 Peter 1:3). However, out of ignorance of the Word, many today suffer depression occasioned by stress. Some are so depressed they’ve had to resort to pills to get by each day, instead of acting on the Word.
The Apostle James attributed stress, conflicts, and wars in the lives of some Christians to the carnal cravings that lurk within them: “From whence come wars and fightings among you? Come they not hence, even of your lusts that war in your members?” (James 4:1). Embrace the Master’s invitation to a stress-free life. He said in Matthew 11:28, “Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.”
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Dear Father, I thank you for bringing me into my place of rest, success, victory, and dominion in Christ Jesus, where I reign and rule as a king in this life. I’m kept in perfect peace, having set my gaze continually on your eternal Word, in Jesus’ Name. Amen.
Further Study: Matthew 11:28; Matthew 6:25-32