Prayers Of Faith Will Banish Anxiety

Life More U Can Stand:Kneel

“When life gives you more than you can stand, KNEEL.”   Author Unknown

 Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God; and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.” Philippians 4:6-7 (NKJV)

Philippians 4:6-7 starts out with two commands.  The first order is to the point, “Be anxious for nothing.”  The second order commands us, “In everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God.” Not only are we commanded to set aside all worry, but we are also instructed to make our requests known to God, through prayer, with a thankful heart.

Usually, prayer requests are dusted with a measure of anxiety, sorrow, concern or even fear. Offering up supplications with a thankful heart is possible, if we remember with whom we are speaking.  The Creator of the universe is bending down to listen to the cries of His children.  He knows all, sees all, is all, and is everywhere, all at once. 

God’s power is beyond our comprehension.  He knows what we need and what we will request before we can even begin to mention them in prayer.  He has demonstrated His unconditional love for us by sending His son, Jesus, to die for our sins. He is the “Star Breather” and a God of miracles.  He calls each star by name and causes the sun and moon to rise and set. This is why we need not be anxious!  He is mighty!  In fact, the word mighty is unable to define and express His true power. 

The many stories of faith recorded in the Bible are there to encourage us. Joshua had such faith in the Lord, that after five kingdoms had been delivered into his hands, he called out to God asking him to stop the sun and moon in order for him to completely destroy the enemies of God’s people.  God actually heeded the voice of a man! 

“Then Joshua spoke to the Lord in the day when the Lord delivered up the Amorites before the children of Israel, and he said in the sight of Israel:

“Sun, stand still over Gibeon;
 and Moon, in the Valley of Aijalon.”

So the sun stood still, and the moon stopped, till the people had revenge
 upon their enemies. Is this not written in the Book of Jasher? So the sun stood still in the midst of heaven, and did not hasten to go down for about a whole day.  And there has been no day like that, before it or after it, that the Lord heeded the voice of a man; for the Lord fought for Israel.  (Joshua 10:12-14 NKJV) 

We are told that if we have a faith as small as a mustard seed we can move mountains. And yet, we limit what God can accomplish through us when we continuously mull over our fears, feed our hopelessness, and encourage anxiety, which then causes doubt.  Doubt hinders God’s power.

Faith has a lot to do with your ability to pray effectively.  If you believe God saved Jonah by sending a big fish his way, why can’t you believe He will send the help you have requested? With a prayer of faith, you can set aside all of your anxieties.

Comparing your faith to that of Noah, Moses, and Joshua may discourage you.  Instead, why not let it encourage you to mature and grow your faith?  Use these examples to spur you on, making you all the more resolved to trust God with all of your anxious prayer requests. Someone wisely said, “Let Go and Let God.”  Let the Lord take your anxious prayers filled with worry and fear, and work His wonders in His perfect time.

So Jesus said to them, “Because of your unbelief; for assuredly, I say to you, if you have faith as a mustard seed, you will say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it will move; and nothing will be impossible for you.”  Matthew 17:20 (NKJV)

“Refrain from anger and turn from wrath; do not fret—it leads only to evil. “  Psalm 37:8 (NIV)

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  1. I’m smart and intelligent girl, i’m christians too and pray and read Bible daily.However,in this world of unemployment no matter how much i pray,i still don’t have a job after a year.It’s getting tougher every day and i’m started to seek ways to sell myself to somebody temporary.Getting money like that is the only thing i can do right now.So God forgive me.However,i will still pray for a nice job.God bless

    • Dear Lost,
      Thank you for your comment. I am so sorry for the difficult trial you are experiencing. Please do NOT loose hope!! God loves you and has PROMISED to be with you always. The enemy is trying to deceive you. I know what it is like to loose a job and I understand the fear of bills and no money to pay them with. But I know God has something for you just around the corner.

      Please look for a better idea. Maybe someone you don’t know is about to provide for your immediate needs. God does not give us situations that cause us to sin. We CHOOSE to sin. Can you go to your church and ask for help? Talk to a Pastor? I am praying for you tonight, dear one. God will provide what you NEED. I pray that it will happen soon. Hold on…. there is power in prayer!
      Cheryl

    • Dear Lost,
      I recently wrote about loosing my own job and the financial worries that tried to weaken my faith. Please visit my encouragement blog http://facingtrials.com

      and read We Do Not Know What God Holds For Tomorrow. I think it will encourage you.
      PS-God answered my prayer and my finances are no longer a concern.

      • I decided not to do make money the wrong way…I would feel to fithly and depressed.Thanks for your encouragement.God bless

        • My dear LOST,
          Thank you for writing back. I know God will bless you for this decision. I have a group of ladies who come to my house every Tuesday night and you will be on the top of my prayer request. God has shown Himself faithful to me so many times. He WILL PROVIDE for you and answer your prayers. Keep believing and have faith!
          Cheryl

  2. What a mighty piece of advice driven by the Word of God. Thank you for this!

  3. Hi Gods411
    Thanks for the pingback. Be sure to visit my Encouragement blog…
    http://facingtrials.com

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