”Have no anxiety about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which passes all understanding, will keep your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.”
We all have stress in our lives. I am sure we have all had anxiety, or still can suffer from anxiety from time to time. When we realize that we are stressed and feel burdened it is hard to automatically just give it to God at times. We like to carry our burdens, and sometimes even sit in our misery before we can let go. I know from personal experience that when I hand it over to God right away, I do feel a lot better than when I sit in my own misery. There is definitely a peace that follows that right decision to let go and let God carry my burden. Letting go is a very hard thing to do but with the help of the Holy Spirit we can let go and find freedom.
Dear Jesus, I pray for all of us that struggle with anxiety. That you could give us the strength to keep trusting in you, and handing over our struggles to you each day. That we could feel a deep peace when we surrender our hurts and struggles into your hands. Jesus we trust in you, Amen.