Saturday, October 26
Today's reading: Psalm 55:1-23
As someone who suffered with anxiety in a big way for a good number of years (and who still has a propensity toward anxiousness), David's circumstances and what he writes in Psalm 55 truly connect with me.
David's earthly circumstances are less than optimal. He is restless, afraid, trembling, overwhelmed with horror and longing to escape his current situation (feelings and emotions often experienced with anxiety). But even in this emotional state, David knows in his heart that God is his answer. So he pours out his concerns to God and then ends his song of concern with a reaffirming declaration of his trust in God.
"Cast your burden on the LORD, and he will sustain you; he will never permit the righteous to be moved. But you, O God, will cast them down into the pit of destruction; men of blood and treachery shall not live out half their days. But I will trust in you." (vs. 22-23)
Do you talk candidly with God about feeling worried, overwhelmed, anxious or afraid? Why is this important? How does telling God that you trust Him influence your thinking and actions? What circumstance or situation do you need to give over to God today? Tami
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