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“Be anxious for nothing,
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 minds
through Christ Jesus,…”

Philippians 4:6-7 NKJV

I just had to break these verses apart into a free verse pattern so the powerful truths in them could penetrate my spirit deeper this morning.

Life surrounds us constantly with situations ripe for anxiety. And let me tell you, I’ve lived long enough to know, that when something causing anxiety passes, there will be another to take its place — if I let it. Yep! if you let it. The choice is mine, yours.

Last night I awoke three different times. And each time, in my mind I saw the giant anxiety while its companion fear tried to squeeze my heart with its icy fingers.

Don’t try to figure out why anxiety and fear visited me. That is not the point this morning. Simply know that they did. And I know they will again, and again, and again, so long as I draw my breath upon this earth. And I know that they visit you. The point is, What will we do?

Well, HALLELUJAH! My spirit rose up and threw Scripture at them: “Do not be anxious…” (verse 1, NASB) I spoke that command over and over to myself… in the name of Jesus.

If you had been there, you would not have known from the natural that a battle was going on. I spoke no words aloud.

Each time, the giant of anxiety melted like a snowman in a heat wave and the icy fingers of fear dissolved. Each time, peace flooded my being. And then, each time, I prayed and praised my Lord concerning so many things…. and went back to sleep.

Write Philippians 3:4-6 on your heart today! The Word of God is your weapon.

You ask, How do I write it on my heart? Read it every day –out loud is good because your ears will hear–  until at last you can recall it, until you can recite it.

“For though we walk in the flesh,
we do not war according to the flesh.
For the weapons of our warfare
are not carnal but mighty in God
for pulling down strongholds,
casting down arguments and
every high thing that exalts itself
against the knowledge of God,
bringing every thought into captivity
to the obedience of Christ, …
2 Cor. 10:3-5 NKJV

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