This is a good revisit for me today. With all the stress in our lives right now, my heart irregularities have popped up again. I need to hold tightly on to this verse and realize I am delivered from ALL my fears. Have a Christ-filled day.
"I sought the Lord, and he answered me, And delivered me from all my fears." Psalm 34:4
I am working my way through the book of Psalms. It amazes me how many verses jump out at me when I need them. Today I need them as I feel those tiny tendrils of fear begin to creep in and chill my heart.
At the doctor's for something else, I mentioned a funny feeling I get in my throat sometimes. After checking it out, the doc said, "How long has it been since you've had a scan of your thyroid done."
"Well, I think we need to get one to make sure that there aren't any nasties hiding in there."
That was all it took. My thoughts went off and running to the possible "what if's" that could lurk inside my body. Oh, how easily I can slip into fear!
Fear is not the first reaction I want manifested in my life when I hear something worrisome. I wish I could say I calmly go to God and pray. But, no. At least, not yet.
Yet, God is good. I read this verse during my morning readings and felt so much relief.
Now, I know that delivering me from my fears does not mean that everything will be all right. I also know it doesn't mean that they will find something wrong.
What I do know is that I can take this situation and entrust it to God and not worry or fear the outcome. Whatever it is, it is in God's more than capable hands and I can trust him to guide me through it.
He heard my unspoken prayers as I went to his word. He answered me with his word. And he will deliver me from all my fears - no matter how often I have to bring them to him.
I think so.
Father God, Thank you that you always meet us where we are and that you look on us with love and compassion. You know and understand the frailties of your creations and work to bring us peace when peace seems furthest away. Thank you. Amen and amen. So be it, Lord.
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