When we feel weighed down or distracted by anxious thoughts and burdensome circumstances, the answer for calming our anxious hearts is worship.
“Humble yourselves, therefore, under the mighty hand of God so that at the proper time he may exalt you, casting all your anxieties on him, because he cares for you.” (1 Peter 5:6-7)
The call to overcome anxiety through worship is found in a very significant connection between these two verses.
Verse 7 is an action of the command – “casting all your anxieties on him, because he cares for you” (ESV). The main verb – “humble yourselves” is obeyed in direct relationship with the participle “casting” (all your anxieties on Him).
In other words, when we pour out our cares (distressing burdens) to the Lord, we are to do so worshipfully under God’s Lordship over us. “Humble yourselves under…. casting all….”