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Philippians 4:6-9  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.

Wow, isn’t this verse amazing. Let me tell you, I get very anxious. I have very bad anxiety and panic attacks. This verse has gotten me through some of those tough times. It helps me to remember I need to refocus my mind and not think about the negative things.

When I am feeling like I am overwhelmed and just can’t breathe I go to my quiet place, I play some calming christian music (Your not alone by Meredith Andrews) and I pray. Now it’s not that simple to always go to a quiet place, being a mom and all and if your working or somewhere where you can’t get away. So in that case I just sing in my head the song and pray and occupy my mind with whatever I can to help keep me relaxed.

Honestly, without God, I would be a wreck! He has brought me so much peace through everything I have gone through in life. I just have a problem with trust I have learned. I often find myself panicking because I am not fully trusting God with my whole heart and life. It’s not something that has come naturally to me, but I am learning.

What do you do when you panic or get anxious? Do trust God and think about everything praiseworthy so that the peace of God can fall upon you?

Meredith Andrews has a song called In your Arms and the lyrics go like this:

I’m turning the world off
Embracing the silence
Walking away from all the voices
That are screaming in my ear

I’ve been too caught up
I’ve been so stressed out
And all of the noise replaced the whisper
That used to be so clear

So I close every door
And put my face back on the floor

And I’m in Your arms
Where I belong
There’s no other place for me
Than right where You are

Some things just don’t change
When I call Your name
You never hesitate to wrap me in endless grace
When I’m in Your arms

I’m letting my fears go
Giving You control
For You are the one who holds me closer
In my soul’s darkest night

Everything I see
Is so temporary
So help me to run the race before me
With eternity in sight

Now I close every door
And put my face back on the floor

And I’m in Your arms
Where I belong
There’s no other place for me
Than right where You are

Some things just don’t change
When I call Your name
You never hesitate to wrap me in endless grace
When I’m in Your arms

To sit at Your feet
At Your table of mercy
To gaze on Your beauty, my Lord

To drink from Your well
And be changed by Your glory
How could I ask for more?
Jesus, how could I ask for more?

Than to be in Your arms
Where I belong
There’s no other place for me
Than right where You are

Some things just don’t change
When I call Your name
You never hesitate to wrap me in endless grace

And I’m in Your arms
Where I belong
There’s no other place for me
Than right where You are

Some things just don’t change
When I call Your name
You never hesitate to wrap me in endless grace
When I’m in Your arms

You never hesitate to wrap me in endless grace
When I’m in Your arms

This song really gives you an example of what you can do to help yourself feel God’s endless grace. I have actually done exactly what she states. I actually shut my door and put my face on the floor and you know what, it truly was amazing. No social media or sounds to distract me from time with my God. I wish I have done that more and am going to challenge myself to do so.

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