My Own Philippians 4:4-8

Protest the things that are unfair, and again I say, protest! Ensure your clever sarcasm is appreciated by all. Roll all the bad stuff around over and over in your mind, as if that was just as good as handing over requests to God. And a righteous unease with this world, which transcends all rationality, will characterise your heart and mind. Finally, if anything has been changed without consultation, if anyone has dropped the ball, whatever is uncertain and dubious and falls short of the high standards of idealism, ensure that those things do not go unnoticed.

God, forgive me and heal me.

What Paul (Paul! — who had been unjustly beaten & imprisoned when he visited Philippi!!) actually wrote:

Phil. 4:4 Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice! 5 Let your gentleness be evident to all. The Lord is near. 6 Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. 7 And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. 8 Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things.

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