Road To Joy Tip #1: Do Not Be Anxious

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)

Worrying and anxiety can create one of the greatest barriers to experiencing joy. When we concoct worst-case scenarios in a fictitious game of “what if”, we likely feel all alone and overwhelmed.  In His infinite mercies, God commands us to stop our silly game and to “not be anxious about anything”.  Instead, we are to bring ALL of our concerns to Him and express our gratitude for His listening ear and answers.  When we remember to turn to Him, God will provide amazing peace, which is rooted in Christ Jesus.  May you experience the joy of this peace as you give your worries to Him in faith and thankfulness today.