“Unless the Lord had been my help, I would soon have dwelt in [the land where there is] silence. When I said, My foot is slipping, Your mercy and loving-kindness, O Lord, held me up. In the multitude of my [anxious] thoughts within me, Your comforts cheer and delight my soul!” -Psalm 94:17-19 AMPC
I was in a hospital Intensive Care unit for a week late last winter, surrounded by doctors and nurses trying to comfort me and alleviate my fears after a heart attack. What I knew at the time was that my fear didn’t need alleviating -as I knew God was with me and everything would turn out alright. In fact, I followed the command found in Scripture to give thanks in all things. What a difference that has made in my life as I mature in Jesus!
Please don’t think that I am saying I never worry or have anxiety in my life, because I do. However, it is far less than ever before in my life as I learn to accept His help along the way and repent of the sin of worry. The Lord is always willing to help; it is up to us to receive it.
“The Lord is my light and my salvation— Whom shall I fear? The Lord is the refuge and fortress of my life— Whom shall I dread?” -Psalms 27:1 AMP
“He will cover you with his wings; you will be safe in his care; his faithfulness will protect and defend you. You need not fear any dangers at night or sudden attacks during the day” -Psalm 91:4-5 GNT