Philippians 4:6-7 Be careful for nothing; but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God. (7) And the peace of God, which passes all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.
Often, when problems and heartaches arise in our lives, we run to God and plead for Him to help us. However, when we turn our problems over to God in prayer, we truly never let go of them and TRUST HIM. We pray and ask Him to make a way for the problems to be solved, and after we say amen, we continue to stress and worry about our problems all day, week or maybe all month!
When you go to God in prayer, what you are doing is trading your stress and worry for His peace. You do this because you count Him faithful to move on your behalf and solve your problems. After you are finished praying, all you must do is thank Him for His faithfulness. You confidently thank Him, because you are well convinced that He has the answer, and that your problems are as good as solved!
The Bible tells us to “Cast your cares on the Lord for He cares for you.” We are to cast our cares upon Him in prayer, and leave with confidence knowing, He cares for me and He will make a way. This does not mean to be irresponsible. For instance, let’s say you need help in your finances. You do not go to God in prayer then say, “well I cast my financial worries on the Lord, He will handle the rest,” while idly sitting back, drinking lemonade and watching TV. What you are to do is be confident that He is working on your behalf, and at the same time, be responsible in your job or business, and with the way you budget and spend your finances. Do all of this while clinging to the peace and confidence God gave you, when you traded your worries for His peace.
In Hebrews 10:35 we are told “Do not throw away our confidence in God, because it is our confidence in God that will bring us a great reward.” So let go of your problems and let God solve them. Trust Him because He is faithful and you will be rewarded.