6 Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. 7 And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. Phil 4:6-7.
Our approach to worry out to be prayer and petition. I remember having a friend stay with us. When I would see him in the morning, he would say how he had been up for a bit in the night. After a couple of nights, he remarked how that night he had decided to pray as he lay in bed and what a difference it made to how he felt in the morning. So often, we tend to take on worry and to allow our minds to turn a problem over and over and then as we consider all sorts of possible outcomes, our hearts become fearful and disillusioned.
But when we pray, we bring the problem to God. And once he has it, we must resist the temptation of taking it back into our own hands. Prayer when we are in trouble is a discipline that we need to cultivate. Before we start exploring all our possible solutions let alone taking on fear, doubt, discouragement or disillusionment, let’s learn to bring our requests to God.
And also remember that this assumes all other forms of prayer as well and that prayer in time of trouble is a natural response for us given the depth of our relationship with our Heavenly Father. What issues are you facing right now? How have you been trying to deal with them. Take a moment right now to bring them to God. Ask him for courage, wisdom, capacity and solutions. He will lead you. Also, ask him for supernatural intervention – a miracle. Speak to him; God is listening.