Over the last few months, churches in America have been forced to cancel their normal services and activities due to the virus outbreak. While the it, is impacting and disrupting our lives and plans, locally and globally, the one thing that it cannot disrupt is the Gospel. In fact, it is beneficial to the Gospel.
There is not a promise in the Bible that says we will be free from troubles, trials, temptations, or tears. God does promise something better - He promises contentment in the trouble, trials, temptations, and tears. In Philippians 4:10-19, we meet a man in prison because of corrupt officials awaiting possible execution over false charges who tells us how to find contentment.
The secret to having peace of mind in the worst of times is by praying right and thinking right. This peace of mind is not to be viewed as some pie in the sky approach to life. It does not mean that our life is going to be a rose garden. It does not mean that will that we will not endure trying times. Peace of mind does not deny the existence of anxieties or worries. Instead, our text tells us what to do with anxiety and worry and how to have peace of mind.