Philippians 4:6-7 has become one of my favorite passages of Scripture over the years. So much of our life is centered around wanting something. In a life where desires are constant, we often become anxious as we eagerly hope that God would grant us the things we desire. This passage is a reminder that God provides things that are far more valuable than material things. One of those things is peace. If we are willing to leave our requests at His throne, God can give us a peace that surpasses all understanding. It’s a peace that guards our hearts and minds from materialism, self-deception, the schemes of man, Satanic influence, disappointment; anything that can attack our hears and minds when it doesn’t seem like we are receiving the things we desire in life. I really love what verse 4 says, “The Lord is near.” We can have an overwhelming sense of peace realizing that the presence of God is with us.