Philippians 4:6-7 Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God; and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.
When our hearts are anxious and filled with cares, we are trusting in our own strength and understanding.
Anxiety will take our hearts and minds off the Lord Jesus Christ and His Word. He is waiting for us to call upon Him for help!
Psalms 34:17 The righteous cry out, and the Lord hears, and delivers them out of all their troubles.
When we go to the Lord with our prayers and then thank Him in advance for the victory. Then our hearts will enter into the realm of His worry free peace. The Lord cannot help us unless we give Him all of our cares and worries.
1 Peter 5:6-7 Therefore humble yourselves under the mighty hand of God, that He may exalt you in due time, casting all your care upon Him, for He cares for you.
Hebrews 4:16 Shows us how to approach God, Let us therefore come boldly to the throne of grace that we may obtain mercy and find grace to help in time of need.
Once we give Him our cares, then He can move mightily on our behalf! The greatest obstacle to receiving from God Almighty is trusting in our own understanding.
Proverbs 3:5 Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct your paths.
We trust in Him and not our understanding, for the victory.
When we pray, we cast all of our cares on Him and start thanking Him in advance for the victory. At that moment in time, the peace of God that surpasses all of our understanding will surround our hearts, life and minds. We will be in His glorious presence of peace instead of the midst of the storms and cares of life. In His presence is the fullness of joy.
1 Peter 5:7 Amplified Bible Casting the whole of your care [all your anxieties, all your worries, all your concerns, once and for all] on Him, for He cares for you affectionately and cares about you watchfully.
1 Thessalonians 5:18 "...in everything give thanks, for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you."
Psalm 106:1 Praise the Lord! Oh, give thanks to the Lord, for He is good! For His mercy endures forever.
Hebrews 10:23 "Let us hold fast the confession of our hope without wavering, for He who promised is faithful."
Confession here is 'homologia' in Greek, which means saying the same thing God says in His Word.