Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God.
– Philippians 4:6
Worry is a refusal to trust in God. Worry is a sin. “Be anxious for nothing,” the Holy Spirit says.
Yet sometimes the anxiety rises despite your efforts. You speak words of trust in God, you think you’re trusting Him…but then you notice that your muscles are tense again. That you’re jittery and impatient again. That you’re anxious again.
“How long, O Lord?” you pray. You’re not living as you desire to. In your mind you desire to live to God, but your flesh is weak.
But, thanks be to God, He has provided for just this circumstance. See what the Holy Spirit says through Peter:
…and all of you, clothe yourselves with humility toward one another, for GOD IS OPPOSED TO THE PROUD, BUT GIVES GRACE TO THE HUMBLE. Therefore humble yourselves under the mighty hand of God, that He may exalt you at the proper time, casting all your anxiety on Him, because He cares for you. – 1 Peter 5:5-7
“…casting all your anxiety on Him, because He cares for you.” Your first encouragement, O believing brother, is that He cares for you! And the second is, in order to cast all your anxiety on Him, you’d have to have some first.
Isn’t God’s provision wonderful? Worship Him, all ye His people.