Last post we looked at David’s four fold cycle to move from Fear to Trust with the acronym “PRAY.” He 1) Prayed; 2) Rehearsed God’s Character; 3) Actively chose to trust; and 4) Yielded his “control” of the future – Boasting in his promises.
But what is the result? My thoughts immediately go to Paul’s reminder to the believers in Philippi, “do not be anxious about anything, 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 your minds in Christ Jesus” (Philippians 4:6-7).
He tells them, don’t be anxious/worry/fear about anything. Pray. When you do this the peace of God will guard your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus. This peace is better than anything you have ever experienced!
I am so thankful that Paul didn’t say, “When you are fearing – change your circumstances” because I normally fear when I cannot change the circumstances! Fear comes when I am not in control.
Instead, he reminds me to do something that I can do no matter what is going on around me – pray. When I do that, God’s peace has a channel through which it can flow straight to my heart and mind. It is an IV drip right to my vital organs – stronger than any drug.
And then the promise – the peace of God will guard my heart and mind in Christ Jesus. Christ Jesus is there guarding my heart and mind. No enemy, circumstance, or spirit can ever touch me when I am guarded by Jesus.
Praise God! In the midst of fear, Jesus Christ is my sentry. I need not fear what man can do to me. I trust in God.
To hear our personal testimony about Fear and Trust you can listen here.