Philippians 4:6-7 (The Message)

6-7 Don’t fret or worry. Instead of worrying, pray. Let petitions and praises shape your worries into prayers, letting God know your concerns. Before you know it, a sense of God’s wholeness, everything coming together for good, will come and settle you down. It’s wonderful what happens when Christ displaces worry at the center of your life.


Do not underestimate the power of thanksgiving in combating depression! I like the idea that petition and praise help to shape my concerns into prayers rather than despair. Many times I start to spiral, but when I turn to face God, I realize how capable he is. Nothing is impossible for him. as I thank him for what I know he will do, my load is lightened.

We are petitioning the king of the universe! Acknowledge who he is, that he made each of us so unique and placed us in our circumstances for such a time as this. We matter to him and as I relate to him in prayer it becomes easier to see that he relates to me. Nothing can separate us from his love–a fact so worth taking the time to become convinced of.



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Karisa Moore

I lost my son to suicide. Each day since, I commit my day to turning the page and continuing to write my story. There is no deeper grief, but I know too, that there is no greater hope than bringing life out of death. I offer each page to you as a testimony that there is hope for abundant life!

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    1. I had never connected those two passages. I thought of Paul being the writer of both and I realized that this passage was a crucial clue to how he became convinced that nothing separates us from the love of God.

      Thanks for commenting! Blessing upon you.

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