Philippians 4:6-7 (NET)
6 Do not be anxious about anything. Instead, in every situation, through prayer and petition with thanksgiving, tell your requests to God. 7 And the peace of God that surpasses all understanding will guard your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus.
Rhoda was now 30 years old and was not yet married. Her mother was worried sick because she said Rhoda will soon pass ‘the flower of her age’. Rhoda was not worried because each time anxiety tried to enter her heart, she handled it in the place of prayer. Because of this, she was very cheerful and joyful person and had a very attractive personality. This was what attracted the man who eventually married her. He was a very successful and well-celebrated businessman man who loved the lord. He wanted that joy and peace he saw radiating from Rhoda to be in his home, so he asked her to marry him.
Anxiety and heaviness are popular negative spiritual forces that hinder the flow of grace and God’s blessings. That is one reason the Lord says we should be anxious for nothing. The most effective way to handle anxiety is through prayer and thanksgiving. One way you will know that you have prayed through is when you no longer feel the anxiety and now feel the peace of God.
It is wise to continue to pray about a matter until the anxiety leaves your heart. Go into today determined to live a life that radiates the glory and joy of the Lord.
Ask the Lord to help you always cast your cares upon Him(Psalm 55:2).