Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. -Philippians 4:6
We all have our moments when we feel very anxious about everything. That is all part of the challenges we face in our daily lives. It’s very unsettling, but every time I experience the feeling of anxiety, the words of Paul would always echo in my head: Don’t worry, instead, pray (Phil. 4:6–7).
Let’s talk about Paul and his challenges. He was beaten. He was jailed. He was shipwrecked. But, in his letter to the Philippian church, he encouraged his friends who were also facing uncertainty, telling them, “Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.” (V. 6).
Paul’s words encourage me. Life is nothing without challenges and uncertainties. But, despite all of that, we shouldn’t forget to reach out to God and ask for help. Be it for financial problems, health and family issues, etc. He will always be there. He cares.
Dear God, thank you for everything. Your unconditional love eases my mind. You never leave our side, and you’re always there for us everytime we reach out to you and lift up our troubles. Amen.