The Bible’s Anxiety Plan by Lane Jordan Burday

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. Philippians 4:6-8

This verse holds a special place in my heart. It was one of the first I learned after becoming a Christian, and it’s become one of my favorites. Why? Because I know what it’s like to live with anxiety taking over my life. I’ve been there and am here to tell you there’s hope.

There’s hope because God doesn’t want His children living with anxiety. He wants us to live a life of peace. And He gave us a verse above to help us with this problem. We only must remember to do three things:

  1. Pray. Pray your fears off your shoulders and onto God’s.
  2. Petition God. God is strong enough to take all our anxiety and then supply us with all our needs.
  3. Thanksgiving. Did you know that you can’t have anxiety at the same time you are giving thanks? Gratitude and thanksgiving will displace your fears and anxiety with peace.

In fact, the peace God gives us in the middle of our storms is so miraculous that our human minds can’t even understand it. But that’s the power of our God! He wants us to flourish and have an abundant life.

A few years back, I was in the middle of the worst anxiety storm I had ever had. I kept praying and praying this verse along with Isaiah 41:10: Fear thou not; for I am with thee. Be not dismayed; for I am Thy God. I will strengthen thee, yea, I will help thee, yea, I will uphold thee with the right hand of my righteousness (Isaiah 41:10 KJV).

God answered with the most unbelievable peace that poured over me. I can’t explain it, but I knew God had taken over the problem, and everything would be fine. And it was.

I hope that you will always pray to God when anxiety hits you. And so, you can have peace and a life full of abundant joy!

Lane Jordan-Burday is the Pearls of Promise Ministries Prayer Co-Coordinator; POP Talk TV and Radio Co-Host and Writer. She is also is an award-winning and best-selling author of over ten adult and children’s books. She is a speaker with Stonecroft Ministries, seminar leader, professional life coach, Bible teacher, and artist. She served as the Associate Producer for the program In Touch with Dr. Charles Stanley. She prays for women to come to know the Lord is God!

Lane’s latest book, Evangeline, is a historical fiction based on the book of Esther. You can reach Lane at: Her website is:

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