1 Peter 5:7, "Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you" (NIV).
I woke up and anxiety seized me. I felt the headache coming on already. My body was weary and my heart was paralyzed by fear; by all the "what ifs." Then the Holy Spirit started speaking. He reminded me I'm not a slave to fear. I'm a child of God. How quickly I forget. How often I fail to bring my worries and cares to the feet of Jesus. Instead I dwell on them. I saturate myself in them. Until they consume me and my body begins to break. But today I chose faith. I leaned into the love, and comfort, and peace, and security, and strength of God. And it changed everything. The anxiety slipped away. Joy took it's place. Deep joy that breathed life into my weary soul. Every day I awake I must entrust my heart anew to God. All its hopes. All its dreams. All its worries, all its fears, all its burdens. I must entrust it to God, for I cannot bare the weight of my own heart. I cannot carry my own dreams. I break under the weight of my own fears. The only thing that frees me is when I surrender myself into the arms of God and let Him carry me through the day.
Question: Are you feeling anxious today?
Psalm 28:7, "The LORD is my strength and shield. I trust him with all my heart. He helps me, and my heart is filled with joy. I burst out in songs of thanksgiving" (NLT).
Psalm 34:4, "I prayed to the LORD, and he answered me. He freed me from all my fears" (NLT).
Matthew 28:20b, "And be sure of this: I am with you always, even to the end of the age” (NLT).