As we celebrate Thanksgiving, here’s one of my favorite verses:
“The Lord is at hand; 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 4:5-7, ESV
Because God is near and present in our lives, we don’t have to worry. And we replace fear and anxiety with prayer and thanksgiving, both asking for what we need and praising God for what we have. The result? Peace, based not on our circumstances, but on Christ and what he has already done.
Blessings on your Thanksgiving!