Someone you can depend on…

The Lord is good, a strong hold in the day of trouble; and he knoweth them that trust in him. -Nahum 1:7

Like everyone else I know, I suffer some unnecessary anxiety quite frequently. It always happens when I try to plan for [and take charge of] situations I am powerless over. In creeps worry and fear, and God is somehow left behind in all of it. Until I realize who I am in Christ and who God is to the universe. Spending a lot of time in His Word tends to minimize the amount of time I waste being anxious and allows me more attention to devote to the Lord.

‘Call to Me, and I will answer you, and show you great and mighty things, which you do not know.’ -Jeremiah 33:3 (NKJV)

In a famous twelve step program, one of the promises offered in their primary book is to be able to “intuitively know how to handle situations which used to baffle us.” This comes after spending some time not under the thumb of one’s addiction and having drawn closer to God as they have come to understand Him. I can say from personal experience that this rings true.

For the mountains shall depart, and the hills be removed; but my kindness shall not depart from thee, neither shall the covenant of my peace be removed, saith the Lord that hath mercy on thee. -Isaiah 54:10

All of my Christian life (even when I strayed from Him) I have had a sense down deep in times of trouble of God’s presence and an awareness that He was watching out for me. I have that feeling even still, perhaps even more so. Do you share that same sense of peace (that passes all understanding)? I hope and pray for your sake that you do. It’s the only way to truly live life to its fullest.

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