Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God; (Philippians 4:6)
Webster’s 1913 Dictionary defines anxiety as “Concern or solicitude respecting some thing or event, future or uncertain, which disturbs the mind, and keeps it in a state of painful uneasiness.” But we have an admonition from God’s word that says “Be anxious for nothing”. What boldness for the believer that in the midst of any kind of storm or uncertainty, don’t be anxious. The King James Version (KJV) puts it this way, “Be careful for nothing”. So if we are to be careful for nothing, what then should be our reaction to the issues of life?
The answer is in the next sentence, “but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God”. In every concern of our life regardless of how big or little, take it to the LORD in prayer. A good lesson to learn in life is to know how to give God all our concerns and worries. In His first epistle to the Churches in Asia, Peter wrote “Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you. (1 Peter 5:17 – NIV).
We were not created by God to be anxious for the issues that life throws at us. When we give Him our anxieties, fears and worries in prayer, He gives us His peace that surpasses all understanding and that peace will guard or keep our hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.
“and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus” (Philippians 4:7)
I refuse to be anxious or worry about anything. LORD, I believe that You are able to take care of all my anxieties.
LORD, please give me Your peace that surpasses all understanding to guard my heart and mind through Christ Jesus.