Topic: Leave Your Worries Behind [Joyce Meyer Devotional 4 January 2020]
And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus. — Philippians 4:7 (NKJV)
Did you know that when you have lost your peace of mind you have the power to regain it? Any time you find that you are worrying, fretful, or anxious about anything, release the problem to God through a simple heartfelt prayer and purposely think about something in your life that is good!
Worrying is completely useless. It wears you out mentally, emotionally, and physically and it doesn’t make your problem any better at all.
Peace of mind is valuable, and it is quite impossible to enjoy life without it. Seek and pursue the peace that is yours through Jesus Christ. Don’t be deceived into believing that you can’t help what you think, because you absolutely can.
You can change your mind about anything! Practice “on-purpose” thinking instead of being passive and merely waiting to see what thoughts fall into your mind.
I can share with you that I experience the same mental battles that many people do, and I have to practice having peace on purpose. You are a child of God, and His peace is in you. I recommend that you start recognizing the things that are stealing your peace and deal with them so they can no longer torment you.
Prayer Starter: Father, I love You very much, and I want to enjoy peace of mind. I know that worry is useless, but I often do it and I am sorry. Work with me and teach me how to trust You enough to enjoy Your peace at all times. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.