Don’t Worry, Be Happy
Philippians 4:6-9, CEV
Going from worry to a strange peace.
Many times, you won’t feel like it, but do it because you belong to God and His Word tells us to. God wants to bless us even when we don’t feel like it. One of God’s greatest blessings is peace, and it is a free gift that can only come from Him. Peace is a by-product of trusting God’s promises, purpose and plan for our life even when we don’t understand them. (Jeremiah 29:11, NKJV) When we have this peace, we will not think like others think or feel. (Philippians 4: 8-9, CEV)
What to do when we Mess Up.
Confess our sins. Remember God’s mercies are new every morning; He does not want to give us what we deserve, but what we need. (Lamentations 3:22-23, NKJV; NLT2) Remember your #1 purpose (your 1st calling) is being loved by God; Accept His love. (1 John 3:1, AMP) Show mercy to someone who does not deserve it. (Matthew 5:7, NCV) Give love to someone who does not deserve it. (Matthew 5:44, NKJV; Matthew 5:46, NKJV) Don’t waste the pain, let it become your biggest ministry to bring Honor and Glory to God.