Let’s face it. Life can be tough.
From work to home and everything in between, new worries fly at us every day from every direction. Sometimes I cringe just turning on the news. Couple these concerns with your personal fears and insecurities... and you have the perfect recipe for anxiety.
Anxiety can shake you loose from your spiritual foundation and destabilize your peace of mind.
Several years ago I went through my own bout with anxiety. And I know how jarring it is to have your peace of mind disrupted to the core. But despite how prevalent anxiety is in our lives, Scripture tells us not to be anxious.
For many, that command may seem like a lost cause. And if you relied on yourself to overcome anxiety, that would be true.
But as Paul taught in Philippians 4:6-7, prayer is a powerful weapon against anxiety...
Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.
It’s so encouraging to know that the God of the universe cares about relieving our anxieties—all you have to do is go to Him in prayer!
Unfortunately, a lot of believers are confused about how prayer works. Maybe you can identify with this listener…
I don't get why when people pray for something and get it, they think it was because of their faith. And if they don’t get what they prayed for, they think they don't have enough faith!
This may be the most common misconception I hear about prayer—that if we have enough faith, we’ll get anything we ask for from God. Another mistake is thinking that since God already knows what we need, prayer is unnecessary.
Clearly, there’s a lot of confusion surrounding prayer. But if you truly want to be free from anxiety, you need to know how prayer really works!
That’s why we’ve put together a practical CD message for you called Prayer that Matters. This encouraging resource will help you see prayer in a whole new light and free you to experience all the blessings it brings.
That was Paul's desire for the Philippians. And it’s my desire for you.
As you learn to pray with thanksgiving and present your requests to God, you’ll experience a supernatural peace—a calm in your heart and mind—that drives anxiety away!
Prayer that Matters is my gift to thank you for your financial support to help more people hear, believe, and live the Gospel of Jesus Christ!
We live in stressful times when people are desperate for the lasting peace that only Jesus gives. And through your support, you’ll help encourage more people to let go of their anxieties and trust in Jesus Christ!
Your ongoing generosity helps proclaim the immeasurable peace of God that transcends all understanding.
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In his infinite love and grace, God invites you to talk to Him about your fears, your pain, your desires,
and your dreams!
So get your copy of this encouraging resource when you send your reply card today. And discover what other listeners like Tom have learned…
I’m convinced prayer is proof that God is working. My heart looks to God for the needs He’s placed on my heart. And my faith is continually nourished as those needs are taken care of so miraculously... He truly is the author and finisher of our faith!
Prayer is such an incredible privilege! And your help in proclaiming the life-transforming Gospel of Christ is giving more people access to the privilege of talking with their heavenly Father.
So thank you for your generosity. Your prayers and support will help more people experience lasting peace in Jesus Christ!
Standing together in His grace,
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