On Monday, I started a series of video blogs about a topic that many people have shared is a real struggle for them – anxiety. At our Drawing Near Conference this past weekend, Dr. Barry Black commissioned us to reverse anxiety with prayer. Take a look at my first video in this series here. In the video, I talk about our Prince of Peace, Jesus. Below is an entry from my devotional, Sitting at His Feet, with some comfort the Lord has given me during anxious times. He reminds us that there is a peace that only He can give. Join me on this journey as we make space for God together!
I see that anxiety has found its way into the space where I desire to dwell. Your anxiety has filled your internal space with thoughts that are not my thoughts and ways that are not my ways. I have not deposited within you anxiety; that is the counterfeit of my peace. Take a look at the root of your anxiety. My Word to you is to be anxious for nothing. I care about every hair on your head. I watch your every move and lead you to the place of freedom from the cares of this world. The world can cause anxiety but my children bear the mark of peace and contentment, not as the world gives, but a peace that only I can give. Come close to me; sit with me; talk to me and I will listen. Lay down your anxious thoughts and agree with me that I am your Paraclete, the One who comes alongside you and cares for you. This is a better way, a road less traveled but a road filled with hope.
I Peter 5:7; Luke 10:41; Luke 12: 25-26; John 14:27