“Have you ever stopped to think that when we worry we doubt God’s abilities and trust in our own?” Lysa TerKeurst
Matthew 6:8 tells us that the Father knows what we need before we ask for it. This is not a license to neglect prayer, but it is a springboard for our prayers. We don’t need to offer suggestions or solutions because God already knows what we need right here, right now. Our goal is to get on the same page with Him. When we worry, we are not trusting that He can handle our situation.
So when you have a thought of worry, rather than allowing your mind to dwell on it, train your mind to turn to God in prayer about that worry. Let your worries, anxieties, and fears be your triggers to pray. Acknowledge that He knows what you need, and ask Him to show you what that need is so that you are setting your mind on the things of God instead of the things of man (Matt. 16:23).
(Originally posted in the Women of Crossway newsletter Exchange.)