Equipped With Every Good Thing by Tana Johnston

by | Mar 14, 2024 | The Love Offering Guest Blog Series

It had been another busy week at our house: basketball practices, a coaching meeting, appointments in town, not to mention homeschooling, dinners, dishes, and laundry.  Life was passing me by at a pace that I felt I couldn’t keep up with.  Once again, I hadn’t been able to pour into my coaching business what I had wanted to, and my old feelings of defeat began to creep back into my mind and invade my soul.  I sat down in my big, comfy, brown reading chair with my Bible.  


I dropped my head to my chest and began to speak to the Father… “Lord, please help me,” in more of a pleading tone than I anticipated, came from within me.  Immediately, my mind went to Philippians 4.  The thought of its familiarity made me smile, and it was the exact salve my soul needed at the moment.  I opened my Bible and began reading in verse 6: 


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 minds in Christ Jesus.  (Philippians 4:6-7 NIV)


I began to pray again, laying all of my burdens at the feet of Jesus only to receive the peace He promises. 


When we allow the weight of the world to invade us to our core, when worry and anxiety begin to settle in, it becomes hard to love those around us well.  The best remedy for healing is prayer, proper thinking, and purposeful response.  When we pray to the Father, giving him our worries, anxieties, disappointments, and frustrations, He will meet us there with an open heart and loving arms.  The God of peace himself – His protection, presence, comfort, and encouragement- will flood our hearts and minds as we give Him our troubles.  


We can exchange worry for comfort, anxiety for strength, disappointment for encouragement, and frustration for contentment and peace.  Peace comes in trusting God today, right now in the moment, with all the things we are facing.  When we stop thinking about yesterday and quit worrying about tomorrow, we can live in the present and trust the God of peace to equip us with every good thing for doing His will.  


Now may the God of peace, who through the blood of the eternal covenant brought back from the dead our Lord Jesus, that great Shepherd of the sheep, equip you with everything good for doing his will, and may he work in us what is pleasing to him, through Jesus Christ, to whom be glory for ever and ever.  Amen.  (Hebrews 13:20-21 NIV)


He has uniquely equipped you and me with every good thing we need to walk in this life that He has for us.  When we exchange our worries and anxieties for His comfort and peace, we can live as His love offering to the world around us.  


About the Author:

Hi, I’m Tana!  I am a multi-passionate, fun-loving, crazy ambitious, determined woman who is crazy about Jesus, who He is, and what this life is all about.  I am a Certified Christian Life Coach with a heart to help teens and women move from where they are stuck to the great competence and fulfillment they desire.  

My husband and I have twin 10-year-old boys and live just outside of Kersey, Colorado. We ride horses, participate in rodeos and coach rodeo athletes on their mental mindset as well as performance in the sport.  


Connect with Tana:

https://www.instagram.com/tanalee_johnston and





I’m Rachael Adams

I’m an author, speaker, and host of The Love Offering Podcast. My mission is to help women find significance and purpose throught Christ.

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