It happens to the best of us. Anxiety takes over, worry sets in, and peace is no where to be found.
My daughter had a tonsillectomy and adenoidectomy recently. I expected it to be a quick and easy recovery. Boy was I wrong!
We’ve had many sleepless nights, many moments where I stopped and prayed over her because of her pain. It was agonizing to watch her cry with excruciating pain.
I kept praying and saying, “God I am begging you to please help her stop hurting!”
I am a woman who trust’s God with everything, who prays regularly, and studies His Word. Yet in a split second, a moment of intense agony, I began to let worry set in. It happens quickly doesn’t it?
I found myself at 2 am on Google trying to see if it was normal for her to be in this much pain, and was there something else I should be doing. If you’ve ever Googled a sickness then you know, before you get off you could find out you are dying!! Goodness!
At that moment God stopped me and said, “Calm down and trust me, I have her in my hand. The pain may be great, but it will end, and she will be fine.”
Then this verse came to my mind…
Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything with prayer and supplication, make your requests known to God. Philippians 4:6
I felt the sweetest peace come over me as I remembered that I didn’t have to worry because my sweet Lord had my daughter in His hand. He reminded me that He does all things well and I just needed to sit back, relax and trust Him.
I placed my hand on hers and began to pray over her, and in that moment I was so thankful that I don’t have to be anxious because I do know in whom I believe in, and as the old hymn says, “I am persuaded that He is able…”
What are you anxious about today?
You may be in the middle of a painful situation and it’s here that worry is setting in. Stop! God will show up right on time. It’s often in the middle of the pain that we grow and our relationship with Him becomes more intimate. It is here He reminds us the pain won’t last forever!
Remember that even King David became anxious sometimes, as he sat in the cave and often when he was on the run from Saul. He knew that God would deliver him, but even King David was human just like you and I, and he would sometimes find himself overwhelmed.
From the ends of the earth I call to You, I call as my heart grows faint; lead me to the Rock that is higher than I. Psalm 61:2
Like me, maybe you needed this reminder today, that there is nothing happening in your life or mine that God doesn’t already know about. We can trust Him with every issue that is overwhelming our hearts right now. Anything that is causing anxiety within.
Stop, recite these verses, and talk to God. Then like me you will experience His sweet peace sweeping over your soul.
Happy day my friends.
PS: Go over and grab your tickets to the Women’s Night of Worship on September 29th! It’s going to be great. I hope to see you there!