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    Posted: Nov 10 2008 at 9:34am

When Anxiety Strikes

By Charles Stanley

READ | Philippians 4:6-7

If you needed a consultant, would you hire just anyone? Of course not. Youíd want to be sure your advisor had experience to back up his suggestions. The apostle Paul was certainly qualified to teach on the value of contentmentóhe wrote from a prison cell.

In todayís passage, Paul says that prayer safeguards the believerís heart from anxiety. Praying appropriately will result in the most effective protection, so we are wise to follow the pattern Jesus gave us. The Lordís Prayer underscores adoration of the Father and de-emphasizes self-talk (Matt. 6:9-13). God does desire to hear our concerns (Phil. 4:6).But if problems are all that keep us on our knees, then we have missed the main point of our relationship with Him.

Why does the Lord expect us to honor Him when what we want is immediate help for our problems? Because where the mind dwells, the heart follows. Focusing on His greatness puts our needs in perspective and encourages us to rest easy. He is in charge and at work (Matt. 6:30; Rom. 8:28). Consider Jesusí prayer in Gethsemane. (Matt. 26:36-46) Even as the Lord was crying out for relief, He nevertheless submitted to the Fatherís greater will (v. 39) As a result, a supernatural peace fortified Christ and enabled Him to face His executioners.

Paul offered a radical peace plan: Praise the Lord while suffering persecution; thank Him when facing trial; and pray about everything. Each prayer braces your heart against anxiety. Thatís solid advice from a man who practiced what he preached.

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