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Don’t Worry About Anything

Don’t worry about anything, instead, pray about everything; tell God your needs and don’t forget to thank him for his answers (Phil 4:6, LB).

How easy it is to say to someone, “Don’t worry.”  But that does not give the person the comfort He needs, nor the solution to his problem.

God tells us not to worry about anything but He doesn’t stop there. He has a formula by which we can exchange worry for peace, a supernatural peace that passes understanding. The cure for worry is prayer – “PRAY about EVERYTHING.”

The Amplified Bible reads, “in EVERY circumstance and in EVERYTHING by prayer.” If we are not to worry about anything, we must pray about everything. We must bring our request to Him and leave them with Him. We are not to pray about just some things, or most things, but EVERYTHING.

Often when problems arise, we go to a dear friend for help. Sometimes the friend can help; sometimes not. But through prayer we have access into the presence of the One who can answer every need. Nothing is impossible with Him. In our helplessness we not only come to Him with our burdens but leave them with Him”. In PRAYER and SUPPLICATIONS, let your requests be made known into God.”.

If we are to pray about everything at all times, we must be sure to keep the line of communication open. Nothing must be allowed in our lives to cause a short circuit. Then when emergencies arise, requiring “SOS” prayers, we have instant contact with Him, finding Him listening on the other end of the line

We can develop the best plans to meet our needs, we can look to people for help, we can depend on our strongest resources, but they cannot be a substitute for prayer. God alone knows what we really need and how to supply it. He invites us to, “Call upon Me, and I will answer thee and show thee great and mighty things which thou knowest not” (Jer. 33:3)

What is the cure for worry? PRAYER. What are you worrying about today? “Tell God every detail of your needs in thankful prayer.” (Phil 4:6, Phillips).

Taken from Be Still and Know by Millie Stamm