Encouraging words to help you exhale your worries and inhale God’s peace, and experience sweet sleep. Be blessed, share the blessing with friends.
In peace I will lie down and sleep,
for you alone, Lord,
make me dwell in safety.
— Psalm 4:8
Anxiety, worry, fear, loneliness . . .
The enemy is on the move wreaking havoc on our minds during the Coronavirus pandemic. And while we may feel helpless against his attacks, the Bible tells us that “we are more than conquerors through him who loved us” (Romans 8:37).
Are you struggling with anxious thoughts today? Would you like to be more than a conqueror over your worries?
Draw near to God and he will draw near to you. If God is near you, than so is his power, peace, and strength to overcome! Hallelujah! In the same way a child draws near to his mom or dad to feel safe and find comfort when he is afraid, we too can approach our Heavenly Father with confidence and find help in times of need. God ALWAYS with us, fighting for us, offering his protection and peace during uncertain times. He is a good, good, Father!
Over the years, as I’ve gone through various seasons of anxiety, I’ve learned that one of the best ways to resist anxious thoughts is to draw near to my heavenly papa through his Word. The verses you’re about to read are not just words on a page. They’re God’s very words. Hebrews 4:12 tells us that God’s Word is alive and powerful and sharper than the sharpest two-edged sword! That means they can help you resist the enemy and have power over your anxious thoughts. You can read them, sing them, journal and color them, pray them . . .
Whatever way you choose to declare them, the most important is to believe them, and then trust God to fight your battle with anxiety, and win!
Always remember, God is greater than your greatest fears!
May peace of God fill your heart and mind with indescribably peace as you meditate on these verses. I’ve offered 12 of my favorite verses on anxiety. I’d like to encourage you to read them slowly—Meditate on each one as if you are tasting a rich delicacy and wanting to savor it for all it’s worth. You may even want to look up the verses in your Bible and read the entire passage or chapter. Try also copying them on index cards and posting them around your house. Do whatever it takes to get God’s Word into your heart so that when the enemy attacks, you will have God’s Word available at a moments notice to resist him and overcome. There are countless other verses relating to worry and anxiety in the Bible. I’d encourage you to memorize as many as you can and hide them in your heart.
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Years ago, depression and anxiety tried to ruin my life.
But what the enemy meant for evil, God worked for good! I’ve written my story below, and also share￼ it in this video set to the music “Praise You in This Storm”. I choreographed and danced it to tell of God’s goodness and love, and also as a testament to the power of praise and worship. Watch the video then read the story below to learn how God set me free! I pray it will be an encouragement to you, especially during this trying season with the global pandemic.
“You have turned my mourning into joyful dancing..” Psalm 30:11
My Story: How I Overcame Anxiety and Depression Through Praise and Worship
Dear God, life is crazy right now with this global pandemic, and I have no idea what lies ahead. Everything is changing—our routines are changing, work is changing, activities are changing . . .
Trying times can provoke troublesome emotions—
Anxiety, fear, confusion, doubt, discouragement, try to enter our mind and steal our peace and joy.
So where do we turn for help and relief?
Many of us turn to the news, social media, or google search for help and answers. Sometimes we’re lucky and fall upon some really good advice. But more often than not we become inundated with information and can’t really know what’s accurate. And most of the information we read doesn’t address our deepest need, for inner strength and peace.
Thankfully, there is one true help always available and sure— GOD, OUR HEAVENLY FATHER.
Take a moment and meditate on Psalm 121. May God’s Word strengthen your heart, comfort your soul, and fill you with indescribable peace.
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