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Steve Haney Writes

Finding peace is not easy. When I look around the world today I see a lot of things to be anxious about. I don’t need to list them in detail, chances are you see them also. On top of that we all have our own personal struggles that we are anxious about. Sometimes its money, sometimes its relationship problems, sometimes its family drama. We all have these struggles. Its easy to read verses like Matthew 6:25-34 and to say, “I don’t need to be anxious, God has it under control!” But it’s another thing to actually stop being anxious.

So HOW do we stop being anxious and actually find peace? The short answer: I don’t know! I don’t know what you need to do to find peace. Most of the time, when I am anxious, I don’t know what I need to do either. But I do know where to start! Philippians 4 says,

“Rejoice in the Lord always; again I will say, rejoice. Let your reasonableness be known to everyone. The Lord is at hand; do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ 

I don’t know everything that needs to be done for us to find peace, but I know that it starts with rejoicing in God, and I also know that in our rejoicing we need to lay our burdens at the foot of God in prayer. Philippians 4 continues to say that we also need to focus on the good and the Godly things. I may not have all the answers for finding peace but rejoicing in God and praying to God is the best place to start.