Supporting Love

Lately I’ve been struggling with an anxious and worried heart.  Worried about the future, worried about the unknown, and worried that I won’t hear God correctly.

That’s why I loved Farrell’s post yesterday.  Today, I was so encouraged by the following passage in Psalm 94.  And in light of Farrell’s metro stumble (which has happened to me many times), I thought it was particularly fabulous. 

“When I said, “My foot is slipping,”
       your love, O Lord, supported me.
 When anxiety was great within me,
       your consolation brought joy to my soul.”
Psalm 94:18-19 (NIV)

“I cried out, “I am slipping!”
      but your unfailing love, O Lord, supported me.
 When doubts filled my mind,
      your comfort gave me renewed hope and cheer.”

Don’t you love that?  The NKJV version says “your comfort delights my soul.”  Just praying that out loud, I feel a greater sense of peace and assurance.  Trust and believe in this truth: we are supported by the unfailing love of our God and when doubts and anxiety fills our minds, His comfort brings joy, hope, and delight to our soul.  
Lord, thank you for the way you comfort us.  Thank you that your comfort brings joy and delight to our souls.  Thank you that you promise that “You will fulfill the purpose you have for us and you will not abandon the work of your hands.” (Psalm 138).  Thank you that you are faithful to “lead the blind by unfamiliar paths and turn the darkness into light and make the rough places smooth.” (Isaiah 42).  Thank you that no fear or anxiety is too big for you.  Thank you for the way that you calm our anxious hearts in a way that only you can.


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