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.
Psalm 34 tells me that when I pray out of desperation, the Lord listens and saves me from all my troubles. I can be real and honest with him and I can come to Him like my life depends on it. Just like a parent runs to their child’s cries of distress, God will run to mine. And the more brokenhearted I am, the closer the Lord seems to me.
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.