by: Judy Ledene
“I have learned in whatever situation I am to be content” (v11). Through experience, Paul had learned to put his needs in God’s hands and then to simply trust Him, no matter the outcome. He urged the Philippians to do the same, even in the midst of persecution. “Do not be anxious about anything, 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 your minds in Christ Jesus” (v6-7).
“I can do all things through Him who strengthens me” (4:13). Whether we are rejoicing in victory or trusting Him through our troubles, He gives us strength.