Cast All Your Anxiety on Him - Philippians 4:6-7

Verse of the Day - Day 7

Cast All Your Anxiety on Him
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Welcome to Verse of the Day!

Today's Bible Verse:

Philippians 4:6–7

Do not be anxious 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 surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. (ESV)

Today's Inspiring Thought: Cast All Your Anxiety on Him

George Mueller said, "The beginning of anxiety is the end of faith, and the beginning of true faith is the end of anxiety." It has also been said, "Worry is unbelief in disguise."

It's true that the source of some anxiety is physiological in nature and may require medical treatment, but much of the anxiety we deal with is rooted in unbelief. Jesus Christ presented the cure for anxiety in Matthew 6:25-33:

"Therefore I tell you, do not be anxious about your life, what you will eat or what you will drink, nor about your body, what you will put on. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothing? Look at the birds of the air: they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not of more value than they? And which of you by being anxious can add a single hour to his span of life? ... Therefore do not be anxious, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’ For the Gentiles seek after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them all. But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added to you." (ESV)

Jesus could have summed up the whole speech with these two sentences: "Cast all of your anxiety on me. Trust me about everything."

Throw Your Cares on God

The Apostle Peter said, "Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you." (1 Peter 5:7, NIV) The word "cast" means to throw. We throw off our cares and toss them onto God's big shoulders. God himself will take care of our needs. 

The Apostle Paul taught the Philippians that prayer cures anxiety. We throw our cares on God through prayer.

According to Paul, our prayers ought to be filled with thanksgiving and gratitude. God answers these kinds of prayers with his peace. When we trust God with every care and concern, he invades us with divine peace. It's the kind of peace we can't understand, but it protects our hearts and minds--from anxiety.

Take a moment to recognize your anxiety for what it really is--a symptom of unbelief. Turn to God in prayer and trust in him completely. This is the lasting cure for anxiety.