God’s Lifetime Warranties
You Will Never Have a Need – Part III
Scripture Reading: Philippians 4:10-20
Key Verse: Philippians 4:19 NLT
And this same God who takes care of me will supply all your needs from His glorious riches, which have been given to us in Christ Jesus.
In addition to the Key Verse, yesterday’s devotional supplied another scripture for our first “lifetime warranty”:
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. (Philippians 4:6-7 NLT)
The third sentence starts with “Then you will…”. This tells us that the preceding sentences are the essence to receiving the promise!
Here are these verses in my words: “When we truly trust God, do not worry about anything! When a need arises or bad things come, tell God exactly what we want to happen, or what we think we need. Then close our prayer with praise and tell God how wonderful it is that He knows what we need and loves us so much that He will give us exactly what we need.”
Then we 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.”
Think about the importance of peace. All people deal with the problems of life while we live on earth. Jesus made this very clear:
“I have told you all this so that you may have peace in Me. Here on earth, you will have many trials and sorrows. But take heart because I have overcome the world.” (John 16:33 NLT)
Carefully follow Jesus’s logic.
In the first sentence, Jesus tells us that we “may have peace in [Him]”. He did not say that we will have peace because peace results from a decision we make. Jesus is clear that in this world we, His followers, will have trials and sorrows. We are not exempt from tough times simply because we have allowed Jesus in our lives.
Finally, Jesus tells us the decision that we must make to have His peace: “take heart because I have overcome the world”.
Tomorrow, I want to explore more about what Jesus meant to “take heart” so we can always have His peace in our lives.
But for today, remember that if you have God’s peace when you face a problem, that problem will only be a mild interruption and frustration to your day. Peace of mind drives out worry and stress.
Father, I know that You see the problems I face. I also know that You already have the solution to my problems. Therefore, I decide to simply rest in you. In Jesus’s Name, amen.