Recently, I have been working on revamping our web site (www.missionlink.org). Part of the reconstruction necessitated fixing the Board of Director's page. My wife Candy, being one of nine directors, was asked to submit her "life verse." A "life verse" is one that has special meaning and in some way has impacted one's life. Candy texted me back indicating Philippians 4:6,7 was her favorite life verse. On the heals of that text was another message from her stating that Heather, our daughter, was sick again. Heather is dealing with a very serious chronic inflammatory colon that has been inflamed for over two years. Doctor's were concerned that her condition could develop into cancer and further test were scheduled for the following week. Hence, Philippians 4:6,7 was a constant reminder that God does not want us to fret or be anxious over the things life throws at us.
I type Candy's special verse on the director's web page pinned by the Apostle Paul which states, "Be anxious for nothing, 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 comprehension, will guard your hearts and your kids in Christ Jesus." After typing the passage, I went back to correct possible typos. To my amazement autocorrect had replaced "minds" with "kids." God was reminding us that He was guarding our Heather and we did not have to be anxious. I texted both Candy and Heather who were greatly encouraged by a simple typo reminding us that the situation, though critical, has not escaped God's eye and that we needed to continue leaving the situation in God's hands. My wife and daughter responded with thanksgiving and praise. Yes...we are not to be anxious for anything, but hand everything over to our awesome God that He may showered us with His peace--peace that surpasses all understanding.