Turn Anxiety to Prayer

Series: Rebel's Guide to Joy | Week 9: When Worry Returns

Read Philippians 4:6-7 in your personal Bible or at the link provided.

Yesterday we looked at the possible roots of anxiety. Today we’re looking at what to do with it. When worry or anxious thoughts come into our minds, we’ve got a decision to make. Will we dwell on them or redirect them? The key imperative Paul gave the Philippians was to not camp out on worries but give them to God in prayer.

Worry is us talking to ourselves about our problems. Prayer is redirecting them toward a trustworthy God. We do this by telling God what we need and thanking Him for all He’s done. No matter what’s going on in our lives, there’s always something to be thankful for.

When we redirect our worries and anxieties to God, He promises to give us a peace that doesn’t make sense given the circumstances of our life. It’s a peace that guards our hearts and minds, protecting us from the lies of the enemy and the endless spiral that leads to nowhere. God has so much more for us, and it starts with prayer.

Turn anxiety to prayer. Take time now to talk with God, telling Him what you need and thanking Him for all He’s done. If there’s a specific worry in your mind, lay it before Him now. Don’t leave this moment until you’ve redirected your worries to God.

Use your Philippians Guidebook to reflect and respond. For a digital copy of the guidebook, visit tpcc.org/rebels-guide.

Want to go deeper? Look up the following Psalm, and let it guide your prayer time. Note what resonates with you as you pray these verses, and then continue with your time of response.

Psalm 25

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