So I will admit to being a bit sad and even a bit angry about the latest situation at work. I am human and although I realize that God is in control at all times, in all situations, I will admit to being a bit shaken. There are moments throughout the day in which anxiety overcomes me and I realize - any day now I may potential be layed off from the job I have come to love. Each day I awaken hoping today is not the day. Trusting God with my anxiety has made the burden lighter though.
I am currently reading through the Psalms - not liking this book as much as some of the others at first. But as you dive in deeper, you can't help but realize the richness of the words that are written on the pages. It is taking me a loooong time to read through (and I'm still not done) but I have come away with a lot of good lessons.
Yesterday I stumbled upon
Psalms 94:19 When anxiety was great within me, your consolation brought joy to my soul.
Wow - I don't think I need to elaborate on that. When anxiety was great.... Who of us has ever been overcome with anxiety. I on many occasions - during my pregnancy's, during Dave's grad school, during our cross country transition, now. But God's promise stands true "your consolation brought joy to my soul."
I also reflected back over a couple of other passages I highlighted.
Psalm 62: 1-2
My soul finds rest in God alone;
my salvation comes from him.
He alone is my rock and my salvation;
he is my fortress, I will never be shaken.
I challenge you to think about these two very important and meaningful versus and see if they are applicable in your life. Take a moment to ponder a time when you were overcome with anxiety or worry. The Lord is asking us to unleash our burdens and worries on him. With him, we will never be shaken.