THE WORD FOR TODAY
Psalm 94-96 (Click to read Today’s Word)
Psalm 94:19 19 In the multitude of my anxieties within me, Your comforts delight my soul.
Anxiety is something that all of us at some point in our life have experienced or right now struggling through an anxious moment. As I think back on my life I can’t even begin to count the number of times I have been anxious. My wedding day, birth of my children, the Sunday I preached my first sermon, my son’s wedding, my daughter’s wedding, every Sunday before I stand to preach God’s Word…WOW!
I am in total agreement with the Psalmist, “In the multitude of my anxieties within me, YOUR comforts delight my soul.” Don’t miss the source of help for him, “YOUR comforts delight my soul.”
There was a time in life that I didn’t turn to God’s comforts for me. I turned to alcohol and all the wrong kinds of friends. Then I met Jesus and discovered through HIM a friend that is there at all TIMES. I gave my life to Christ when I was 18 years old. From that day to this I have had MANY anxious moments but in each and every one of those moments my LORD comforted and encouraged me.
This very moment…when I come under attack from anxiety…about anything…all I have to do is turn to HIS comforts which delight my soul. It’s amazing that when anxiety may want to weigh me down…I remember these words, “The Lord is my shepherd, I shall not want…He makes me to lie down in green pastures, He leads me beside the still waters. Yeah though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death…Thou art with me, Your rod and Your staff they comfort me…”
When those words hit my soul my anxiety flees in the face God’s comfort and care for me…and I know HE cares for you. Anxiety cannot stand in face of God’s might power…that power comes through HIS Word. When anxiety about anything attacks me…I stand under the cross of my LORD who endured the most painful things of life…for me…and for you.
Father, anxious souls seek YOUR joy…Your joy that drives away pain…Your joy Father give us peace…Your joy that is constantly ours…O Father anxious souls seek Your joy…come to our side, bring Your joy…fill us with YOUR comforts as we stand before the cross of our LORD…In Jesus Name…AMEN!!!