“ Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your request to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your heart and your minds in Christ Jesus.” – Philippians 4:6-7NIV
I find this verse comforting in many ways because God doesn’t tell us to disregard the things that make us anxious. Instead, God calls us to bring our anxiousness to the foot of the cross. Where we are free to bare our whole heart which is full of many emotions. These emotions do not go away by us pretending they are not there, but by sharing them with God. Allowing God to carry our burdens, where we are meet by God’s endless grace, love, and mercy. Meeting God here allows us to have God’s peace which guards our heart turning our anxiousness into hopefulness. Knowing that the God of the universe is with us and our story isn’t finished.