“In the multitude of my anxieties within me, Your comforts delight my soul.”
Psalm 94:19, NKJV
It is the uncertainty of life that causes us anxiety, fear and many other unnecessary emotions.
- We worry about what the results of our test are going to be!
- We worry if we are going to pass a test!
- We worry about our jobs!
- We worry about our children!
- We worry about our family!
- We worry about our money!
- We worry about our monty! (sorry thought you needed that mentioned twice)
- We worry about our meeting with the boss!
- We worry if we don’t have something to worry about!
The truth is the only certainty in life is God (the Trinity), His Word and His Work. It is certain that He is going to do it His way. So here are a few things you can be certain of today.
- God is God and you are not!
- God is good! (1 Tim 4:4)
- God is loving! (1 John 4:8)
- God is merciful! (Rom 9:16)
- God is gracious! (Rom 16:20)
- God is powerful! (Genesis 1:1)
- God is patient! (Rom 2:4)
- God is informed! (John 16:30)
GOD CARES! Trust Him even you you can’t see Him!
Anxiety sometimes is bigger than life. That feeling in the pit of your stomach or that racing feeling in your chest. Anxiety can be produced by something that you already know about or something that you have waiting on you. Anxiety can manifest itself in fear, dread or uneasiness. Someone might have test anxiety even before the test starts because of the fear of “what if”. “What if” is powerful. Anxiety is triggered by “what if” followed by a negative. It seems like we trigger to the negative first.
So, we need to change what follows the “what if” to a positive. The Psalmist put it like this, “In the multitude of my anxieties within me, Your comforts delight my soul.” (Ps 94:19, NKJV). It the midst of anxiety about the state of life around him, the psalmist determines to focus on the “comforts” of the Lord. You cannot will yourself out of anxiety, you have to change your focus. Instead of the focus on the source of the anxiety, we must determine to focus on the comforts and promises of God. Sometimes our worst fear is God’s perfect plan. There is no place that life can take me that God is not with me.
God is still God!
His promises are still true!
He still loves you!
He has not left you!
He still holds you in the palm of His hand!
He still knows the number of hairs on your head!
He still cares!
Find delight in your times of anxiety as well.
OTHER POST ON ANXIETY
Attitude of Triumph
Trust and Obey
Watch Your Mouth
Is Anyone Asking?
YouVersion has become one of the great apps that help us keep God’s Word with us daily. It has become a very useful tool for many of us. So, now at the touch of a finger the Bible is there. Yesterday I saw a list of the Top 10 Bookmarked verses. The number one bookmarked verse has 201,660 bookmarks. What verse do you think it is?
It might surprise you that it is…. Continue reading
The old hymn comes to mind when I see the word trust.
When we walk with the Lord
In the light of His Word,
What a glory He sheds on our way!
While we do His good will,
He abides with us still,
And with all who will trust and obey.
Trust and obey, for there is no other way
to be happy in Jesus but to trust and obey.
Last week our message was “Can You Trust God?”. We live in a time of much chaos, uncertainties and diverse difficulties. The issues are as diverse as the people who have them. Worry and anxiety often fill our days and fatigue fills our nights. The mind does not shut down when real issues are at hand, so what do you do?
“In the multitude of my anxieties within me, Your comforts delight my soul.” Psalm 94:19
The feedback from my message was overwhelming. It seems so many people could relate. Three thoughts will help you enter into His rest.
- Believe Jesus is God incarnate.
- Believe Jesus loves you.
- Believe Jesus has your best interest at heart.
Here is a prayer that might help you.
Lord, I do not understand everything going on in my life right now. There are so many uncertainties that scare me and has led me to a life of anxiety. I realize I might never understand all that is going on or why but I trust in you. I have to believe that you care for me and you have my best interest at heart. When I cannot see your hand I am going to trust your heart. So God, here are all my worries and anxieties. I give them to you. I will do my part and I know you will do your part. I look forward to see how you untangle my life. Amen.