“GOD met me more than halfway, he freed me from my anxious fears.”
Psalm 34:4 MSG
Anxiety is a FEELING
Anxiety is frightening
Anxiety is intense
Anxiety is normal
Anxiety is an uncomfortable FEELING of nervousness or worry about something that IS HAPPENING or MIGHT HAPPEN in the Future.
Everyone gets nervous or anxious from time to time.
But when anxiety takes over your life:
- you become sleep deprived
- your mind is racing and you can’t calm yourself down
- fear of everything big or small
- panic attack
- fear of failing
- uncontrollable tears when left alone
- abnormal heart rates
- constantly judging yourself
- you feel that you can no longer control your thoughts – it drives you to overthinking
Anxiety happens when we feel that we have to figure EVERYTHING out all at once.
When you are anxious, it can be very stressful to explain what’s going on inside your head. Chances are – you may not even understand it yourself.
The Psalmist David says, “God met him MORE than halfway” …. he was a human just like you and I.
God met him more than halfway.
What a testimony of the faithfulness of God. I love the fact that we can trust God to meet us more than halfway.
Next we read more of David’s confession – “He freed me from MY ANXIOUS FEARS.”
This is great encouragement to know that God CAN free us from our anxious fears.
But do you know what? The devil will purposefully blind some people’s eyes from reading the end of the verse – “Freed from my anxious fears.”
But to those who CHOOSE to believe that God CAN free us from our anxious fear – we will be grateful to:
- Be strong
- Take one day at a time
- Sleep well
- Have hope
- Peaceful thoughts
- Look forward to tomorrow