Written by Tamir Reyes, Youth Leader, FS North Bergen, USA
Don't worry about anything; instead, pray about everything.Tell God what you need, and thank Him for all He has done.Then you will experience God’s peace, which exceeds anything we can understand. His peace will guard your hearts and minds as you live in Christ Jesus.
-- Philippians 4:6-7
“Oh my gosh! I have an exam in two days I know nothing about!”, “I have way too much work to do! There’s no way I can finish it all in time.” “I have no idea how I’m going to get through this mess!”, “Will it be? Will my parents get separated? Where am I going to live? What side do I choose?”, “I’m so scared to go to school tomorrow, those bullies are gonna eat me up alive.”, “How will I pay for school next semester?”
Sound familiar? Whether you identify with one of the worries mentioned above, or whether you have other worries in your life right now, the truth is that at one point in our lives, we all worry about something. There are many people (even people like you!) who have issues with anxiety. They worry too much about the problems that surround them in life. How awesome is it to know that we have the cure for anxiety? The cure is simply to trust. You see, when we worry we’re telling God we don’t trust that He’s in control. On the other hand, when we trust in Him, in His promises and simply tell Him what we need, He gives us peace. That peace that surpasses all understanding guards our hearts from all anxiety and worries.
Lord, I want to trust You. I want to trust that You are in control of every area of my life. I thank You for Your promises towards my life. I don’t have to worry because I know You are in control. Thank you. Amen.
- Make a list of all the things that you are worried about in this moment in your life.
- Present these things to the Lord in prayer and thank Him for being in control of them.