I had trouble going to sleep last night because I couldn’t turn off my anxious thoughts. Thoughts like: How am I ever going to get this done in time? What am I going to do if this happens? I don’t know what to do in this situation.
What if . . . ? You can probably add your own anxious thoughts to that list.
This morning as I was journaling in my quiet time with the Lord, God led me to Psalm 94:19: “When my anxious thoughts multiply within me, Your consolations delight my soul.” Every time anxious thoughts overwhelm me, I have a choice. I can give them to God and let His consolations delight my soul in the midst of the anxious thoughts or I can fret about them, lose sleep, and worry.
“Your consolations delight my soul.” God’s consolations are His words. Some of His consolations that give me peace in the midst of anxious thoughts are:
Psalm 138:3: “On the day I called, You answered me; You made me bold with strength in my soul.”
Psalm 138:8: “The Lord will accomplish what concerns me.”
Isaiah 41:10: “Do not fear, for I am with you; do not anxiously look about you for I am your God. I will strengthen you, surely I will help you, surely I will uphold you with My righteous right hand.”
Matthew 6:34: “Therefore do not be anxious for tomorrow; for tomorrow will care for itself.”
1 Peter 5:7: “Casting all your anxiety upon Him, because He cares for you.”
As I begin to meditate on His words, I find myself starting to relax and breathe a sigh of relief. Lord, it’s in your hands. You will take care of me.
What are your anxious thoughts today? What verses would you add to this list of consolations?