Today’s post is going to be simple. I’m going to let the scripture do most of the talking because it does a much better job than I do. Especially when my heart is anxious.
I have a sweet friend who needs to be encouraged today. She’s having some tests this afternoon and she’s anxious. I’m anxious with her. I want her to have these verses on her heart this afternoon so that the fear doesn’t take over. I want God to fill every part of her soul today so that there is not even an inch of space for anxiety.
I have a feeling there might be some others reading today who could use these reminders, too. :)
“Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.” Joshua 1:9
“Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.” Philippians 4:6-7
“So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.” Isaiah 41:10
I am reminded that God does not give us anxiety.
He does not give us fear.
He does not give us worry.
He does not give us troubled minds.
In fact, he gives us the exact opposite. He gives us peace. He gives us hope. He gives us power.
“For God gave us a spirit NOT of fear, but of power and love and self-control.” 2 Timothy 1:7
“Let us then approach God’s throne of grace with confidence, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help us in our time of need.” Hebrews 4:16
Have a blessed Tuesday.