Have you noticed lately that when criminals are not prosecuted, chaos rules in our streets? There’s a power vacuum, and mobs rise up to fill it. The analogy works in our personal lives, too. Have you let bad habits rule like a mob in your life? Have you let a few negative thoughts go unchecked, only to have them snowball into panic or even despair? Don’t leave a power vacuum for the devil to fill. The Apostle Paul lays down the law on negativity in Philippians 4, reminding us to replace worry with prayer, fearful or hateful thoughts with ones that are noble and lovely. Taking charge like this, he says, will cause the peace of God, which surpasses understanding, to guard our hearts and minds through Christ Jesus. So, let’s bring order out of chaos. Let God’s word fill the power vacuum, both on our streets and in our own lives.