In the fast-paced culture we live in, centered on deadlines, it’s easy for me to get too busy for my own good. Sometimes I can feel myself getting anxious if I am running late or just overwhelmed by the pressures of life. But the Lord tells us, “Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your request 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 4:6).
Because our salvation is guarded with God we do not need to be anxious over the constant changes and troubles of this world. We should cast our fears and anxieties on God because he is constant when this world is fleeting. He is the one who is able to calm our hearts because he fully knows them. We have received “An inheritance that is imperishable, undefiled, and unfading, kept in heaven for you, who by God’s power are being guarded through faith for a salvation ready to be revealed in the last time” (1 Peter 1:4-5). Our inheritance of salvation is guarded with God in heaven for eternity. God will not snatch his love away from us. We can always depend on God to be the same because we know our place in his kingdom is safeguarded forever. We should live lives for more than the here and now because this life is temporary. We should live our lives for the long run, lives that point to eternity. Things of this world are fleeting, but the Lord is forever.
Pray this today:
Dear Lord, Thank you for your promises of salvation and unconditional love. Help me look to you for peace when things seem out of control, I get overwhelmed or feel helpless. Help me keep my mind on eternal things and not the things of this world. Thank you for being constant and eternal when this world is always changing and temporary.