A Road Filled with Hope
by Joanne Ellison

Earlier this week, I wrote a blog post, Worrying is Not an Option. When we worry, we are wasting our time and more. I encourage you to read the most for more thoughts on worry. The antidote to worry is trusting God. On that note, I wanted to share with you the comfort the Lord has given me when I’ve felt anxious or worrisome on the past. The below is an entry from my devotional, Sitting at His Feet. In this entry, you’ll read the entry from my personal journal where the Lord gave me comfort during times of anxiety. Seek the Lord when you are worried or feeling anxious – He is the one who comes alongside us and takes us on a road filled with hope. Some people may not lean on the help and guidance of the Lord though and so they will need to find an alternative treatment, especially if their anxiety is taking over their daily life. I’ve heard from a friend that some Anxiety remedies are meant to be quite good at being able to control the levels of their stress and anxiousness. It’s all about finding the best route for you, whether that’s through the Lord or through medication.

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. Some decide to tackle this by deciding to buy concentrates online to relax but that isn’t for me, even though friends have cited its ability to reduce anxiety. 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



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