You are feeling content. Then you have an argument with your friend, and you become upset. Or you turn on the TV news and start to worry about the bad things happening in the world. Or maybe you start your day thinking about God and His blessings. But later at work, you have problems and feel that you are a failure.

Our emotions can go from peaceful to discontented very quickly. Paul talks about this in Philippians 4:7. “And because you belong to Christ Jesus, God’s peace will stand guard over all your thoughts and feelings. His peace can do this far better than our human minds.”

When we start having negative thoughts or become worried, we need to give these thoughts and worries
to God. As Christians, we are God’s children. He is willing to guard us against bad thoughts. Then He will replace these bad thoughts with His peace. Our lives will become calm, and we will feel more contented.

Maybe you will face situations today that cause you to have negative thoughts and emotions. Give these to God, and He will fill you with His wonderful peace.