Anxiety and fear have been rearing their unwelcome presence in my life again the past several months. I HATE it!
Rather than suffer silently I have been crying out to God and looking to His word in scripture for help.
There are some wonderful devotionals and study guides available though the UVerse Bible app. I’m currently enjoying “Getting Free from Fear & Anxiety“. I’m sharing an excerpt below, plus a link if anyone is interested in diving a little deeper.
Getting Free From Fear & Anxiety
Honesty is vital.
Has anyone ever asked how you were doing, and you said, “Good!” even though you were clearly not “good?”
Psalm 145:18 says, “The Lord is near to all who call on him, to all who call on him in truth.”
This Scripture says God will be near to those who call on Him in truth. It does not say He will only be near to those who call out to Him with the perfect, positive things to say. Sometimes, we are in so much pain that the only way to call out is in pain-filled truth. And God is okay with that. He knows what we are thinking, and He still loves us immensely.
Our beautiful Jesus came in the flesh and experienced the pains of life. (Hebrews 4:15) He can empathize with our weaknesses, as well as our temptations.
God is not afraid of our questions, doubts, anger or fear. He knows us better than we know ourselves, and He wants us to be honest with Him so he can heal and help us!
God does not want us to be robots. Yes, His heart is for us to grow and become more like Him, but He is not withholding His love and attention while we are in process. (Psalm 103:8) He loves us deeply. It is His kindness that leads us to repentance and change. (Romans 2:4)
Be vulnerable and honest with God; He is a good Father! He meets us right where we are, with love and understanding. I want to challenge you to get real with the Lord about your fears and anxiety. He knows where they are coming from. He knows what you are going through and loves you the same. He longs for an intimate relationship with you.
Father, I am so glad I don’t have to try to deal with fear on my own. You are on my side. Hebrews 4:16 tells me I can run to the throne of grace. You are my help.
* Bring your fears, cares, and anxiety to Him. Pour out your heart to Him. He loves you more than you can comprehend.