Lord, when things are fine, I’m fine.
When things are shaken up, I’m shaken.
I’m so tired of being the victim of my anxieties, my fears. I’m so tired of this undercurrent of dread I’ve always felt in my life. I’m tired…
I believe in my heart every single promise You have ever made.
I believe in my heart that You are with me every single step of my way.
I believe in my heart that for the rest of eternity, whether here or there,
I belong to You.
And yet, I’m always so nervous, Lord.
Others do not understand this.
They do not understand the shadow that haunts me – the niggling fear that’s always ready to pounce.
Oh, doesn’t someone know?
"My heart is troubled and restless.
Days of suffering torment me.
I walk in gloom, without sunlight."
Job – a righteous man – he understood.
"My life is poured out like water, and all my bones are out of joint.
My heart is like wax, melting within me.
My strength has dried up like sun-baked clay.
My tongue sticks to the roof of my mouth…
Have mercy on me, LORD, for I am in distress.
Tears blur my eyes.
Have compassion on me, LORD, for I am weak.
Heal me, LORD, for my bones are in agony.
I am sick at heart…
I am worn out by sobbing."
David – a man after God’s own heart – he understood.
"I have had enough, LORD.
Take my life…"
Elijah – the great prophet – he understood.
He prayed more fervently, and he was in such agony of spirit that his sweat fell to the ground like great drops of blood.
I sit quietly in the darkness of the night, unable to sleep. Worried, fretful, anxious, scared. I’m tired…
"Oh Lord, I am poor and needy.
Please hurry to my aid.
You are my Help and my Savior.
Oh Lord, do not delay."
He comes to me.
I understand everything you feel.
I am with you – I really am.
And I have a plan – a good plan – I really do.
And someday I’ll make everything right again – I really will.
Believe what I say – really believe.
Rely on what I know – really rely.
Trust in what I do – really trust.
Give yourself to Me – completely – and be not afraid.
I AM here.
The LORD has heard my plea.
The LORD will answer my prayer.
In peace I will lie down and sleep, for you alone, O LORD, will keep me safe.
I lay down and slept, yet I woke up in safety, for the LORD was watching over me.
I am not afraid of ten thousand enemies who surround me
on every side.
If God is for me, who can EVER be against me?
(Selections from Job, Psalms, 1 Kings, Luke, and Romans)
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