God wants all your concerns and your worries placed in His hands when you pray. His sincere desire is for you to commit all your anxieties over to His trust, once and for all. A great way to envision this is to see yourself throwing a baseball into God’s hands. Sure, the baseball still exists but it’s no longer in your hands. If you, or anyone else wants it, they have to take it back from God.
Cares in our life is a sneaky strategy of the devil. He tries to stir us up about finances, sickness, or whatever else, in order to get us to start worrying. That’s the thing though, you can choose to worry or you can choose to trust the Lord. As we pray and trust God, we are throwing off our cares and that includes all the weight that that worry has associated with it.
Keep God’s Word in front of you
We have more control over our thoughts than we might be aware of. We can keep the mental atmosphere of our life clean and clear by keeping the Bible in our thoughts. When our mind is filled with His Word, then there is no room for cares.
We control our mind when we are praying, and even when we are not, by casting down every thought that would challenge the integrity of God’s promises. We are to bring those thoughts into subjection to what we know His Word says about the situation.
The Word of God is the will of God for each circumstance we face. We are to humble ourselves before the Lord by refusing to allow negative thoughts and cares to ever take control of our mind. As we do this, His grace and ability rises in our life to enable us to conquer what we are praying about and facing.
Live with peaceful prayer
The problem with worries, fears, and cares, is they steal God’s peace from your heart. It’s His peace that keeps our hearts and minds clear from being jumbled up with fear.
When we pray in faith, believing God is working in the situations on our heart, peace always manifests. It is at that point that we can then relax and let the Lord look after the matter.
The truth is, the care and the struggle will leave us but we shouldn’t relax too much. We must keep our minds stayed on God and his promises. We need to think on good thoughts when we pray.
Every promise has a catch
The Word makes it clear that we must not only be hearers but doers of His Word. When we have prayed we need to trust that the care that comes along with it is safely also in His hands. We don’t want to take it back again.
Going forward, as you step into times of prayer, commit to refusing to worry. When we truly commit ourselves to this lifestyle, it is only then that we can enjoy a peaceful life.