Philippians 4:8-9 should be my life verses for sure! This post is a sequel to one I wrote back in July, Listening to the Rain and Things to Think on. Evidently, it's a recurring problem for me. It is! That is why I'm back here, one month later, and that's what makes me so thankful for this passage from God's Word!
That is when anxiously takes over my weary soul, and that's when I run right back to these verses firmly planted in my mind! I recite them over and over in my mind, mostly at night when I cannot sleep. It seems that's the time when anxiety haunts me most, like monsters under the bed. I'm so thankful for the truth and comfort of God’s Word!!!
So, when I'm lying there awake at night, desperately trying to sleep, I repeat these verses in my head and ask myself this question. "Is this [whatever anxious thought has flooded my mind] true, honorable, just, pure, lovely, commendable, excellence, worthy of praise?" If not, why am I wasting my time thinking about it?
If you have an anxious child this is an excellent verse to have them memorize. Memorize it with them as I have. Write it on the walls of their room. Send them off to the first day of school with a note and this Scripture. It's a nugget of gold for the anxious soul!
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