This challenging time that we are in as a nation, as a community, and as a church serves us with an incredible opportunity as believers. As always, we are called to faith. We are called to rest in the great and precious promises. We are called to prayer! Our prayers will make a difference and people will see the faith-rest we have in our hearts because we trust our God.
Phil 4:6 tells us to “be anxious for NOTHING, but to be prayerful in EVERYTHING”! And 4:7 follows with an incredible promise, “and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will govern your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus“. That’s quite a trade, isn’t it? When we sense anxiety or fear rising in our hearts, we turn it upwards as a prayer and give it to God by faith. “Casting your cares upon Him, for He cares for you” (1 Pet 5:7).
And what do we find as we exercise faith like that? The peace of God governs our hearts. People may worry about things they cannot change, but may we pray about things that God can change. Makes more sense right? Though we may sense much fear, anxiety, and uncertainty all around us, as believers, we have calm in the storm, a secret in His tabernacle, a provision from above and a peace that passes understanding.
Let us rest in prayer before God and show forth His peace before people.
Let us be people of faith for such a time as this.