Philippians 4:6-7 - “Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.”
Most of us are quite familiar with these verses from the book of Philippians. We theoretically know we shouldn’t be anxious. We are aware that the antidote to worry is prayer and thanksgiving. We fully understand the depth of the peace we can find in Jesus. And yet, we cling on to the worries and fears that block out the light of God’s presence in our lives. Well, it’s time to put our theoretical knowledge to practice!
Worry and prayer don’t go together… they just don’t! Have you prayed about whatever is bothering you? Don’t just think about it, or mull over the situation in your mind. Take some time to pray (out loud, if you can) and submit your issue to the Lord. If you have prayed about your situation, then why worry?
If you still continue to fret about what might happen, it means you don’t trust God to handle the situation. Build your faith by filling yourself with the life-giving Word of God. Listen to the voice of Truth; heed the words the Holy Spirit is whispering into your heart. Allow Him to reassure you. Absolute trust in God will bring forth peace of mind. Spend time reading the Bible and praying. Commit your fears to the Lord and trust Him to handle it well. Why worry when you can pray!