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  • Writer's pictureAlan Fong

Prescription for Your Worries

Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God. ~Philippians 4:6

 

Many people whom I know have numerous anxieties and worries. They are anxious about their jobs, their children, their safety, their finances, their health, their parents, and the list goes on. The solution that doctors and psychologists have for anxiety and worry is a prescription. They advise their patients that the medicine will help them. The truth is that the medication does nothing to help them improve or get better. In some cases, the medication causes people to become suicidal and more depressed! Is there a cure for anxiety and worry that is fail-safe? Yes!


There is the problem with worry.

“Be careful for nothing.” Worry makes us fret, lose our appetite, sleepless, have poor concentration, and have physical disorders. Our blood pressure increases, and the arteries of our heart become hardened. We can become distant in our relationships. We can become obsessed to the point of becoming depressed and even wanting to end our life. Worry is a problem! However, when worry results in the above symptoms, it is also a sin. It is lacking faith and trust in God. It is allowing the circumstances to control us instead of letting God take control of the circumstances.


There is the prescription for worry.

“In everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God.” The best prescription for anxiety or worry is to take it to the Lord in prayer. It is unloading our anxieties, burdens, cares, fears, worries, and heartaches entirely to the Lord. It is letting God take control of the situation. It is learning to trust the Lord with the problem and for the outcome. Our praying should be detailed, but it should also be with thanksgiving. Thanksgiving is letting God know that you are thankful that He has trusted you with this trial and that you know that He is in charge of its outcome for you.


There is the protection for worry.

“The peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.” It is like the story of a little girl who sat on an airplane. The airplane was 40,000 feet in the air when it encountered bad turbulence. A flight attendant sat next to her and asked, “Aren’t you scared of the turbulence? She replied, “No.” The attendant asked her how she could be so calm. The girl replied, “My father is the pilot, and I know that he will get us through this storm.” Our Father in Heaven is the Pilot of our life, and He will get us through our storms! God’s peace cannot be explained, but it can be experienced. It overcomes our anxious cares and lets us get through the problem without loss of appetite, sleep, and concentration. It is the fulfillment of Isaiah 26:3, “Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on thee: because he trusteth in thee.”


Are you going through anxious cares and worries that are weighing you down? Are you at your wit's end regarding the burdens of life? Take the prescription found in Philippians 4:6-7, and watch God do a great work in your life. It’s time to stop letting your anxieties control you. Let the God of Heaven assume full responsibility for your cares.


Have a stress-free God Morning!


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