"Do not be anxious about anything, 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 your minds in Christ Jesus.”—Philippians 4:6-7
We all have some form of anxiety today, right? We hear ad nauseam that we are living in "unprecedented times." But the real issue is not this unprecedented time it is the way we choose to respond. Anxiety will strike without notice and exposes our weaknesses and our insecurities. It's a sudden viral tragedy in our family. It's a child needing specialized attention at home that bleeds time out of our day. It's a device that stops working, a car that breakdowns, a paycheck that does not come in, or a job loss in the midst of a crisis that looks to have no end. And so how do you respond?
I know how I do. I fret and then try to fix, or fix while I fret. But do we do this—pray? Have we built the discipline of prayer by doing what Paul says, and giving "everything in prayer and supplication" to God? Try it today your anxiety is triggered and replace your fixing and fretting with asking a God who can fix anything, even an anxious heart.