“Be anxious for nothing?” Only possible when we are completely united with a Sovereign God through his Son Jesus Christ.

The ARC-ives

2014 prayer focus logo Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice! Let your gentleness be evident to all. The Lord is near. 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.   Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things. Whatever you have learned or received or heard from me, or seen in me—put it into practice. And the God of peace will be with you.

Prayer: Father God, We have read this passage many times. It’s so hard to rejoice when things seem hopeless. So hard to sense your peace when the future seems bleak. So hard…

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