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.