The first time I saw this quote it nearly made me gasp. What if, in those anxious moments, we started counting our blessings? What if we started SPEAKING OUT LOUD all we are grateful for? What if we took God at His Word (Philippians 4:6) and took all our anxieties to Him, WITH THANKSGIVING, believing that in that transaction of gratitude + prayer we received the peace that passes all understanding?
“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
If you’re waking up with a heavy heart, chest pounding and worries that you can physically feel, stop, pray, tell God what you’re thankful for, take a few deep breaths and find peace in knowing that He’s got the whole world in His hands…and that means you, too.