“Be anxious for nothing…” (Philippians 4:6).
Having previously declared, “Rejoice in the Lord always; again I will say, rejoice” (v.4), the apostle now states there is no reason to be anxious. Really?? Imprisoned, facing a possible death sentence, uncertain what tomorrow might bring, yet, there’s nothing to worry about? To be anxious refers to a divided and fragmented mind. It’s why James observes that the double-minded man is unstable in all his ways (1:8). The truth of the matter is, even in the best of times, there is no certainty of what might be lurking around the corner of tomorrow. Therefore, the healthiest response to uncertain times is to stay focused on the now; firmly grounded in today, offering thanks for it, and rejoicing in it.