Understanding Vs Peace

God doesn’t guarantee me understanding over everything that will happen in my life. And that can be a source of great anxiety. I stress about what I cannot control and lose sleep over what I cannot change.

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.
— Philippians 4:6-7

But as Paul so helpfully reminds us, with prayer and thanksgiving, we can find peace. Deep peace in the uncertainties. How? Because the same God we cry out to is the same God who did not even spare his own Son.

I have not mastered the art of an anxiety-free life. But with his help, God continues to show me that he is for me and not against me. And very slowly, I am becoming more at peace with not being in control, because his ways are good.

Chris Cipollone