Do Not Be Anxious About Anything

“Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.”

Philippians 4:6 (NIV)

This verse hit me hard tonight as I’ve felt anxiety try to tighten its grip on my heart once again. Really God? Do not be anxious? The world continues to be filled with so much confusion and uncertainty. I have so many unanswered questions, so many fears, and so . . . little . . . control. Tonight, if I’m honest, it all feels so heavy, and You tell me do not be anxious? If I’m honest, that’s hard right now. Really hard.

But, then I read the rest of the verse, and I am reminded of something that is so important. It says, “But, in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.”  In every situation . . . every single one . . . talk to God. That’s what prayer is. It’s talking to God. So in those moments when anxiety runs high . . . pray. In those moments of confusion and uncertainty . . . pray. In those moments, when your questions go unanswered, fear threatens to consume you, or you feel as though you’ve lost all control . . . pray. Go to Him first. Not the media, not your Facebook or Instagram feed, or your best friend. Go to Him. Tell Him your fears. Ask Him your questions. Pray and be reminded that He sees you. God sees you. He knows all that you’ve walked through and the path that lies ahead. And, be reminded tonight, that He can be trusted. He’s got this, friend. He’s got you.

Toby Mac

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