(From my daily devotional)
I decided to bring home the impact of this passage by paraphrasing it from a negative standpoint, turning this prescription for peace into a no-fail prescription for anxiety. My result looked like this:
"Do not be calm about anything, but in everything, by dwelling on it constantly and feeling picked on by God, with thoughts like, 'And this is the thanks I get,' present your aggravations to everyone you know but Him. And the acid in your stomach, which transcends all milk products, will cause you an ulcer, and the doctor bills will cause you a heart attack, and you will lose your mind."
I really had to stop after this one.
I think it wise to really seek the peace of God.
Talk about PERFECT timing...