How Do We Guard Our Hearts?
To guard our hearts, we all need discernment on what to allow or not allow into our lives. Not all good things are right things for us, so we need to be mindful of what we fill ourselves with.
In Philippians 4:4-7 NKJV it says,
Rejoice in the Lord always. Again I will say, rejoice! Let your gentleness be known to all men. The Lord is at hand. 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 understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.
Here we find that the Bible says we should be anxious for nothing. In other words, anxiety might come, but it’s what we do with it matters.
The next line says in Philippians 4 says what we should do not only with anxiety, but in everything. We are to let our requests be made known to God by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving. We are to roll over what we can’t do on our own, over to the Lord.
As we do that – as we release our anxiety (the unknowns, the what-ifs, the uncertainty in life that we can’t control or do anything about) and make them known to God by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving, the peace of God, which surpasses human perspective, reasoning and thought, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.