The Cure for Worry

“Offer up your prayers and requests to God.” Phillipians 4:6

The Bible says, “With thankful hearts offer up your prayers and requests to God. Then…God will bless you with peace that no one can completely understand. And this peace will control the way you think and feel”.

When you pray more, you worry less. That means you have a choice: Either pray about it or worry about it. In prayer you give the problem to God, therefore you experience more peace of mind. Does that mean you won’t worry about the problem at all? No. It means you’ll worry about it less.

While your goal is to give it completely to God and not worry about it at all, you’ll only get there step by step. God’s not asking you to exist in a state of denial. “Don’t worry, be happy” fails to appreciate the seriousness of the concerns you have. God doesn’t expect you to suddenly stop caring. Instead He offers an alternative to the pointless and exhausting habit of worry: “Pray without ceasing”.

Does that mean a thirty second prayer will rid you of all anxiety? No. It means start your day with prayer, and continue praying off and on throughout the day.

Pray as you drive. Pray at work. Pray before your lunch break. Pray when you get that difficult phone call. Pray when you’re disappointed by something. Pray when surprises come. Pray when you triumph. Pray in the midst of painful news. Pray without ceasing, literally.

Your heavenly Father, being deeply touched by your struggles, loves it when you come to Him asking for help. He’s right there, ready to step in. Just invite Him to do it.

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Corey

Corey is a devoted husband and father to five beautiful girls. His experience in public relations and news make him that much more valuable in sharing the Good News. He is a diehard Cowboys fan and inspiration to many. He and his family currently reside in majestic Colorado.

6 Comments
  1. Prayer is definitely the key. Unfortunately I sometimes let my worry overtake that or distract myself which makes me forget to pray so thanks for the reminder!

  2. Oh how I love this post. YES AND AMEN! When you are going through the trials and troubles of this world and can’t in our own weakness, see God’s hand in the situation, we can totally turn to Him to lift us up and comfort us. It doesn’t mean the worry will go away but regardless of the outcome we can know and trust that God is ALWAYS there for us, in every situation. If its His will, He can do the unexpected and unthinkable.

  3. Amen to this! I think it often seems too simple for some people, and that’s what keeps people from turning to prayer first. They think it’s just too easy.

  4. AMEN to this, Corey! You touched on one of my favorite verses for this very reason. Continual communication with God helps me find peace and when I invite him into my worries, I can trust in His Presence and continual guidance and love. It truly does help alleviate the anxiety.

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