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. Philippians 4:6-7
This scripture shows us how we should think about and focus on every situation we face. We are not limited by how we feel. Jesus already knows how we feel. Simple, right? Well, not really.
Another word for anxious is “worry.” I’m sure you hear people say, “I’m worried sick.” And sometimes it’s true! We can worry so much that we actually get sick. We can even develop ulcers because of the anxiety we cause ourselves. For what? Worry produces nothing. Nothing we worry about feeds us or clothes us. It won’t add an hour to our lives. In fact, it wastes the time we spend worrying.
God understands what we are going through and knows that all our worrying produces nothing. He gave us life as a gift to enjoy and spend productively. When we live our lives anxious or worrisome, we refuse to live in the manner God intended. We must turn everything over to Him, through prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, so He can help us overcome our situations. Nothing is too big or too small.