God’s Answer to Prayer- Philippians 4:6-7

“Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.” The Apostle Paul echoes Jesus’ teaching in the Sermon on the Mount (see Matt. 6:25–34) that believers are not to be anxious because they entrust themselves to God, their Heavenly Father. Thus, Christians can present all their difficulties to God by prayer and supplication and God will answer. Now Paul does not say that God will grant all our requests. Rather, Paul says that in answer to prayer God’s peace will guard our hearts and minds. Paul’s use of “guard” has the connotation of God’s peace guarding believers’ hearts and minds and giving them an inward peace in much the same way that Roman soldiers guarded Philippi as a military garrison making its citizens feel safe. God’s answer to your heartfelt prayers is His peace, which safeguards your heart and mind from anxiety.

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