Wednesday, August 5, 2015

August 5, 2015 - along the Way ...

This week I am thinking about the hardships we all go through, and the source of strength we most often overlook.

Often I hear people complain about their life.   Usually it is legitimate because life has been particularly hard recently.   It is in these moments that we must remember where our strength is found.

In I Peter 5:7, Peter writes, "Cast all your anxiety (cares) on Him because He cares for you."

Did you get that?  We can give God all our cares because He cares about us.

What an overwhelming privilege to know that the God who created the universe, and who knit each one of us together in our mother's womb (Psalm 139:13), cares so much for us that He invites us to give Him ALL of our cares and concerns.

Recently, I was reading through Psalm 139.   I invite you to do the same, but do so from the perspective of someone struggling with anxiety.    

It seems there are many people who deal with anxiety attacks in our world today.   If you are one of those people, let me encourage you to cast your anxiety on God as you make Psalm 139 (especially verse 23) your personal prayer.

Many times we feel overwhelmed, and it seems we have nowhere to turn.  In those moments, I encourage you to turn your eyes toward heaven.   Ask yourself, "Where is God in all of this?"
Realize that you have a Creator, He is always there, and He cares for you.  He is there, and He is ready to receive your anxiety, your cares, and concerns.

And remember someday I might need this same reminder as we journey together along the Way ...

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