Our God knows and understands our hearts. Every failure, every mistake, every sin Christ’s blood has covered. It’s sin that has separated us from God ( Isaiah 59:2 , Jeremiah 5:24-25 ). Jesus took care of that and in exchange has given us a life-changing, powerful relationship with Him. “Therefore we were buried with Him through baptism into death, that just as Christ was raised from the dead by the glory of the Father, even so we also should walk in newness of life” Romans 6:4 (NJKV). The power of Christ’s resurrection comes from the replacement principle. Here’s how it works: “Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus” Philippians 4:6-7 (NIV)
- When a tide of worries comes in, pray more.
- God knows your heart; what you need to know is His love reigning in your heart.
- The Greek word in the verse from Philippians, “present your…” is a present imperative implying that it’s your choice to walk in worries or in the powerful peace of God.
Jesus said, “Peace I leave with you, My peace I give to you; not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid” John 14:27 (NKJV). May we walk boldly in the peace of Christ – Worry less – Pray More.