encouragement side

"Be anxious for nothing..."

-Philippians 4:6

How can we not be anxious? We live in a troubled world. How can we have “the peace of God, which surpasses all comprehension,” when we are surrounded with so many things that do not even make sense? "As we witness what is going on in our nation and the world, should we not be perplexed? When Peter began to focus on the sea around him, he began to sink. The Lord rebuked him for a lack of faith, because anxiety is inconsistent with childlike faith. This peace with God and in our personal life does not come through medication, therapy or some escape from reality. It comes by faith and confidence in God, like three Jewish youths as they faced certain death exclaimed, “Our God whom we serve is able to deliver us.”

"Do not fear, for I am with you;
Do not anxiously look about you,
for I am your God
I will strengthen you, surely I will help you.
Surely, I will uphold you with My righteous right hand"

Be encouraged!

Scripture References: Philippians 4:6; Philippians 4:6; Matthew 14:30; Daniel 3:17; Isaiah 41:30