Here we are…..another Monday morning. It is time to pick up all the worries and responsibilities of another work week. Peace in a pressure cooker world is a rare commodity. The world handles pressure by “working for the weekend.” They are ready for the next party where they can drown their anxieties in alcohol. But there is a much better way to cope.
Philippians 4: 6 Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. 7 And the peace of God, which surpasses all comprehension, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.
8 Finally, brethren, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is of good repute, if there is any excellence and if anything worthy of praise, dwell on these things.
Before you begin your week, take time to deposit all your fears and worries into the hands of a mighty God. He tells us here not to worry about anything…..anything?……ANYTHING! That does not mean that we do not think about our responsibilities. Instead, we replace our worry with prayer and thanksgiving. God promises us that if we will pray and give it to Him, he will give us peace that will go beyond everyone’s understanding. Those around you will wonder how you can hold up under such pressure.
By controlling our thoughts, we can control our destiny. Verse 8 above tells us to what we should be thinking about.
2nd Corinthians 10:4-5 (For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty through God to the pulling down of strong holds;) Casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ;
Through God’s word, we can bring into captivity our thoughts and make them obedient to Christ. As we hide His promises in our heart, we will not sin against Him (Psalm 119:11) and we will preserve the peace He has given us. So, have a worry free Monday!
Isaiah 26:3 Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on thee: because he trusts in thee