In Philippians 4:6-7 we find one of the most difficult passages in the entire Bible to obey: “Don’t worry about anything; instead, pray about everything. Tell God what you need, and thank him for all he has done. Then you will experience God’s peace”. It’s not easy to stop worrying about the often-scary, everyday parts of our lives, but God tells us how to do it: “Pray about everything…Thank him for all he has done.”
The only thing in all of creation that worries is a human being. Plants don’t worry. Animals don’t worry. Only human beings act as if we don’t have a heavenly Father. When you worry about your finances, you’re basically saying, “I think God is a liar. I don’t really think he will meet my needs.” But God will, if you meet the conditions.
You have three basic choices when it comes to the stress in your life: You can worry, you can ignore your stress, or you can relax and trust God. The Bible says in Psalm 116:7, “I said to myself, ‘Relax, because the Lord takes care of you’”. You can’t trust God and worry at the same time.