In their song, "You're the Medicine," Rush of Fools talks about an important distinction between Christ's purposes and ours. We often want Jesus to be our "sedative," taking away the cares of life so we can be calm and worry-free.
But Christ wants to be the medicine that heals our anxious, worrisome ways. How often I need this reminder!
As we depend on Christ instead of on ourselves and take every burden to Him in prayer, He heals our anxiousness instead of simply sedating it.
He gives us peace in the midst of our realities, no matter how difficult they are. That's why His peace is hard to understand.
"Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus." Philippians 4:6-7