Be Anxious for Nothing
Be anxious for nothing, 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 minds through Christ Jesus.
Anxiety is our natural reaction to the troubles of this life, but Paul reminds us of some of the antidotes to worry. We can turn our worries over to God through fervent prayer. Paul encourages us to include thankfulness in our prayers to help us have the proper perspective. Being thankful requires us to step back and see how God has helped us and others in the past. This helps us to remember God’s power and His faithfulness.
And God will respond to these requests delivered in thankfulness. He offers a spiritual peace of mind that is beyond human comprehension. Though our minds are a battle zone, God will provide a guard to protect us.
For more encouraging scriptures, see our section featuring “Encouraging Bible Verses.” For more about overcoming worry, see “Enemy of Faith: Worry” and “Coping With Anxiety.”