“What are your fears and worries? What keeps you up at night? What is your #1 struggle in life?” These are all questions I have asked you and the conclusion has ultimately led to one factor: Anxiety. Anxiety and depression. If I don’t ask you, I don’t know. If you don’t let the world see it, no one is aware. And you don’t care whether your spouse, your friends, your family or anyone else sees it because they wouldn’t understand anyway, right? They would just assume you’re exaggerating, no? Because the only person who ‘gets it‘, it the one who has been there, isn’t it?
My friend, I have been there. And as a former victim of this devil called Anxiety, I don’t know how much my own words can matter to you. But there is One who’s words do matter. And He himself, bore humanity on every ounce of his physical being. He experienced pain, grief, fear, and suffering. And that is Jesus. But He is King and a King’s word is his promise! What He says is reliable and trustworthy. His word is full of everlasting promises, and I have only compiled my top 10 for you. Take them in, take comfort in these following words and let the Lord himself soothe you in his holy word.
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1 Peter 5:7
Reflect and Surrender to Him
The Lord is compassionate and loving no matter what. You screw up sometimes? Sure. But you are his Princess! Times get hard enough for you to doubt him? Heck yeah! But you are his child! You don’t have to be holy and perfect for him to love you. He will embrace you as you are. But just remember that precisely because he loves you, he wants you to pursue becoming the best You that you can be. Surrender to Christ and let Him bring out the best of you! He will take your pain and mess over some fancy, elaborate praise, anytime!
The Lord will carry out his promise if you just believe and literally let him take control. Remember, he shares your trials. He cries when you do. He stays when everyone else leaves. He feels when you laugh; he feels when you finally lash out. Between the earth and the sky, you are his only child. He knows you’re tired. He knows you feel like you just can’t go on.
Stop where you are. Take rest in his embrace. He is like, right there. Always. You belong to Him. Loving you is everything to him and he will do it a million times over.
“I will never leave you, nor forsake you”. This is my ultimate favorite promise of God. I believe it, so I can feel it. Which one spoke closest to your heart? To what degree will you let these promises impact your everyday life? YOU. Are the child of the King of the world. Take that in!