Then I remembered two things, one was that God said that he would never leave or forsake me.
Hebrews 13:5-6 NIV Keep your lives free from the love of money and be content with what you have, because God has said, “Never will I leave you; never will I forsake you.” So we say with confidence, “The Lord is my helper; I will not be afraid. What can mere mortals do to me?”
I also remembered that the Bible tells me that when I worry, I should give those worries and cares to God, because he cares about what concerns me.
1 Peter 5:7 NIV Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you.
When I give Him my cares and worries, He will exchange them for peace.
Philippians 4:6-7 NIV Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.
What this says to me is that nothing is too big or too small to pray about. We don’t have to feel any shame about bringing any of needs before the Lord.
The word “guard” is a military term that can be translated “to mount a garrison.” In other words, the peace of God will mount a garrison around our hearts and minds. Or, to put it a simpler way, the peace of God will guard us.
The problems may not go away and disappear immediately, but God will give is peace during them. I don’t know how He does it, but I can tell you from personal experience that He will give you peace. He will give you the kind of peace that you can’t explain or understand you will just have peace despite the turmoil going on around you.
So, the next time you’re tempted to worry, commit your situation to the Lord.