So much drama. Watching the political parties in America today is like watching a soap-opera. So many drama queens it’s ridiculous. Some people just seem to create histrionics wherever they go. It follows them like a cloud that permeates everything they say and do.
Usually when that person comes into a room you can almost hear the sighs rise up because you know what’s coming. You want to pull out your violin and start tuning because a sob story is about to begin and you want to be ready with the whiny, cry in your beer, music.
Truly it’s exhausting. We are bombarded from every angle about why this or that isn’t fair. We explain that they will get their due. Our thoughts are taken captive by all the theatrics and melodramas. Anxiety rules the day and your peace of mind is gone!
In today’s verse we are encouraged with good news! You have to read the previous verse to understand it fully. “Don’t worry about anything instead pray about everything. Tell God what you need and thank him for all he has done. Then you will experience God’s peace which exceeds anything we can understand. His peace will guard your hearts and minds as you live in Christ Jesus.”
There it is! The secret to staying peaceful and calm in the midst of all the cliffhangers around us. Pray, tell him what you need and be thankful! Verse 8 completes the thought. “So keep your thoughts on what is authentic and real, honorable and admirable, beautiful and respectful, pure and holy, merciful and kind. Fasten your thoughts on every glorious work of God, praising him always.”
Let’s close the curtain today on all the spectacles and stage shows going on. Guard your mind, guard your peace.