Do not be anxious about anything
When it comes to favourite passages in the Bible, this ought to rat in everyone’s top ten at the very least. Not so much because of the comfort it brings, or the truth it tells, or the lifestyle it inspires, but because of the simple challenge it present to us.
In its context, Paul presents us with a simple principle for life.
Don’t worry about anything, pray about everything.
Simple. Really simple. In fact it’s so simple even we could probably manage it if we had the determination.
So how about it? How about putting this principle into action right now. Today and every day. The very next time you find yourself worrying about something stop. Stop and pray about it instead. Make that conscious choice to pray instead of panic.
I wonder what difference it might make.