So where do we find the gift of living without debilitating anxiety? Many say the answer is right here in these few verses: it is taking everything to the Lord in prayer. But that is only so if something far more fundamental has happened first: we have come to trust the Lord and his love for us and are confident that when we pray he always hears and always answers. Anxiety diminishes as faith increases.
One small verse in Isaiah captures the secret, “You will keep him in perfect peace whose mind is staid on you, because he trusts in you”(Isaiah 26:3)