There’s nothing wrong with making plans to live wisely.But as far as where our trust lies, that only belongs in one place.My soul, wait in silence for God only, for my hope is from Him.He only is my rock and my salvation, my stronghold;I shall not be shaken.PSALM 62:5-6

Acts 17:24–2824 God that made the world and all things therein, seeing that he is Lord of heaven and earth, dwelleth not in temples made with hands; 25 Neither is worshipped with men’s hands, as though he needed any thing, seeing he giveth to all life, and breath, and all things; 26 And hath made of one blood all nations of men for to dwell on all the face of the earth, and hath cdetermined the times before appointed, and the bounds of their habitation; 27 That they should seek the Lord, if haply they might feel after him, and find him, ethough he be not far from every one of us: 28 For in him we live, and move, and have our being; as certain also of gyour own poets have said, For we are also his offspring.

Psalms 119:33Teach me, LORD, the way of your decrees, that I may follow it to the end.Give me understanding, so that I may keep your law and obey it with all my heart.Direct me in the path of your commands, for there I find delight.Turn my heart toward your statutes and not toward selfish gain.Turn my eyes away from worthless things; preserve my life according to your word.Fulfill your promise to your servant, so that you may be feared.Take away the disgrace I dread, for your laws are good.How I long for your precepts! In your righteousness preserve my life.May your unfailing love come to me, LORD, your salvation, according to your promise;then I can answer anyone who taunts me, for I trust in your word.


In Philippians 4:7 we have a wonderful promise: “The peace of God, which passes all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.” It is important to note the context of this promise, because that’s where we find the condition: “Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God” (verse 6). God’s peace is promised to guard those who pray—with thanksgiving—about everything. This peace will transcend our ability to understand it.