Philippians 4:8

Philippians 4:8

Finally, brethren, whatever things are true, whatever things are noble, whatever things are just, whatever things are pure, whatever things are lovely, whatever things are of good report, if there is any virtue and if there is anything praiseworthy-meditate on these things.
Philippians 4:8

A few verses earlier, Paul tells the Philippians to be anxious for nothing (Philippians 4:6) but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your request be made known to God. We have a Father in heaven who loves us; who wants to be in our lives. I know for me, this verse is easy to quote. It’s easy to tell people just to give it to the Lord. It’s also easy to be in a situation when all you can think about is the situation you are currently in.

I do know that these last few months have been a nightmare. I know that worry and anxiety have come into our minds. Instead of thinking of these things, let’s meditate on God’s goodness. I have found myself going back to the cross; going back to those last days Jesus had to endure. Then I find myself going to the resurrection.

You’ve heard it before, “count your blessings.” During all that we have been going through, I have been doing just that. Counting my blessings. Meditating on things that are true, noble, just, pure, lovely, anything that is praiseworthy. I’m able to do that because I have given anything and everything that might cause me to worry or anxious to the Lord.

Give it to the Lord and meditate on His goodness.

Joshua Navarro