Bring Your Emotions; Don’t Hold Back
From A Prayer To Soothe An Anxious Heart By Jennifer Heeren
The psalms are a great place to go when anxieties seek to overwhelm you. They often begin with a problem and a crying out to the Lord. Then they explain what they want. Finally, the Spirit within the author remembers the truths about just who God is and extreme comfort is the result. The situation may not go away but the attitude changes.
In Psalm 31, David comes to the Lord with tears blurring his eyes. He feels as if his body and soul are withering away. He feels sadness is shortening his years. His strength is gone. Like David, we should come to God with all our emotions showing. God knows about them anyway so why should I try to hold something back from him?
Dear Lord, I Thank You That I Can Come To You Always For Any Reason. I’m Grateful That When I Pray To You, You Answer Me. Help Me To Come To You At The Beginning Of My Fears And Anxieties Instead Of Waiting Until I Can’t Stand Them Anymore. The Quicker I Come To You The Better. You Want To Free Me From ALL My Fears. Help Me Look To You For Help More Often So That I Can Be Radiant With Your Joy. In Jesus’ Name I Pray, Amen.
Philippians 4:4-7 (ESV) 4 Rejoice in the Lord always; again I will say, rejoice.5 Let your reasonableness be known to everyone. The Lord is at hand;6 do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God.7 And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.