Truly my soul waiteth upon God: from him cometh my salvation.
He only is my rock and my salvation; he is my defence; I shall not be greatly moved. (Psalms 62:1-2)
But what things were gain to me, those I counted loss for Christ. Yea doubtless, and I count all things but loss for the excellency of the knowledge of Christ Jesus my Lord: for whom I have suffered the loss of all things, and do count them but dung, that I may win Christ, And be found in him, not having mine own righteousness, which is of the law, but that which is through the faith of Christ, the righteousness which is of God by faith: That I may know him, and the power of his resurrection, and the fellowship of his sufferings, being made conformable unto his death; If by any means I might attain unto the resurrection of the dead. (Phillipians 3: 7-11)
Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God. And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus. (Phillipians 4:6-7)
Paul shares with us in his letter to the people at Phillipi a couple ideas that we often need to remember in our corrupt world. Have to think how these relate to fluffy white clouds, green hills, and newly leafed out trees on the river bank. Perhaps we often allow our own personal wants, wishes, and worries to keep us from seeing the world God has actually blessed us with. These are blessings from God, nothing we have gained or accomplished on our own. How could we? Equally, nothing we gain on our own can be considered gain when compared to the grace and mercies of God. I know this might be a misinterpretation of Paul. We need to wait for God, and allow his word to interpret us.