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. (Philippines 4:6-7)
When your heart is anxious and filled with cares you are trusting in your own strength and understanding. Anxiety will take your heart and mind off of The Lord Jesus Christ and His Word. The Lord Jesus Christ is waiting for you to call upon Him for help! Psalms 34:17 reminds us that “The righteous cry out, and the LORD hears, And delivers them out of all their troubles.”
When you go to the Lord with your prayers and then thank Him in advance for the victory. Then your heart will then enter into realm of His worry free peace. The Lord can not help you unless you give Him all of your cares and worries. Hebrews 4:16 teaches us how to approach God: “Let us therefore come boldly to the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy and find grace to help in time of need.” Once you give Him your cares then He can move mightily on your behalf! Your greatest obstacle to receive from God Almighty is your trusting in your understanding. Proverbs 3:5 states, “Trust in the LORD with all your heart, And lean not on your own understanding; In all your ways acknowledge Him, And He shall direct your paths.” Trust in Him, and not on your understanding, for the victory .
When you pray cast all of your cares on Him and start thanking Him in advance for the victory. At that moment in time the peace of God that surpasses all of your understanding will surround your heart, life and mind. You will be in His glorious presence of peace instead of the midst of the storms and cares of life. In His presence is the fullness of joy.
Casting the whole of your care [all your anxieties, all your worries, all your concerns, once and for all] on Him, for He cares for you affectionately and cares about you watchfully.
(1 Peter 5:7, Amplified Bible)
. . . in everything give thanks; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.
(1 Thessalonians 5:18)
Praise the LORD! Oh, give thanks to the LORD, for He is good! For His mercy endures forever.
Let us hold fast the confession of our hope without wavering, for He who promised is faithful.
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