Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God; 7 and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.
8 Finally, brethren, whatever things are true, whatever things are noble, whatever things are just, whatever things are pure, whatever things are lovely, whatever things are of good report, if there is any virtue and if there is anything praiseworthy—meditate on these things. 9 The things which you learned and received and heard and saw in me, these do, and the God of peace will be with you.
In his word, God tells us to not be anxious! That’s a command from the Lord, so every time we are anxious about life we’re actually demonstrating uncertainty towards God’s word. Let that sink in for a second. Instead of trusting in God’s promises we doubt His abilities or that He cares for us because we are going through a rough time. How silly does that sound, doubting the creator of the world? Yet I have been guilty of doing this all too often.
So, how do we shed our anxiousness? Well, God tells us that we should pray to Him with thanksgiving and make our request known to Him. Stressed out, pray. Worried, pray. Anxious, pray. I think at times our problems look so big because we have taken our focus off God and put all the focus on our problem. He is so much bigger than our problems. He's our healer, our provider, our shelter, our everything, sometimes we need to remember what we should be focusing on, or rather, who. [SOURCE: Kayla Alexander]
Anxiety entraps. It makes you feel like you cannot escape, and so you fixate again and again on what is making you anxious to try to gain some control, only to become more entrapped. At precisely this moment, here is what God’s Word says:
On the surface, this may seem unhelpful, even callous. In fact, it might make you want to respond, “If I knew how to do that, don’t you think I would?” And yet, that is what God’s Word says. We are told that to remain in anxiety is a sin. This is because anxiety is not morally neutral or a simple emotion. Anxiety is a lack of trust in God. It is a vain attempt to gain control. [SOURCE: Biblical Counseling]