There are two words that cause many problems for life. “What if” If we would be able to eliminate those words, our level of stress would decrease. I mean consider all of the ways this comes up: “What if I get sick and my family needs me? What if my car breaks down and I miss my important meeting? What if I get robbed while walking downtown?” There are so many possibilities out there that our mind, if allowed to run free with all the possibilities, will run us ragged. What does the Bible tells us about this?
“Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.” Philippians 4:6
The cure for anxiety is prayer. God wants us to bring everything to Him in prayer and then leave it in His hands. He is the one who can actually do something about it anyway! God is so gracious to us in this because not only will He take our anxiety from us, but He will then replace it with His peace.
“And the peace of God which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.” – Philippians 4:7
Are you feeling anxious today? Take it to the Lord in prayer and receive His perfect peace.