Thursday, July 21, 2011

Your fears & anxieties dissipate in God's Presence

The mountains melt like wax at the presence of the Lord..
--Psalm 97:5

No matter where you are, the Lord is with you. Even in the midst of your fears, while you are alone in your room, He is there with you. The moment you begin to be aware of His presence & cultivate His presence, all your fears, anxieties, & worries will melt like butter on a hot day, or as the psalmist David puts it, "the mountains melt like wax at the presence of the Lord.." 

You cannot psych yourself out of fear nor can you psych yourself out of worry. You can't just tell yourself, "Come on, stop worrying. There is nothing to worry about." It just doesn't work.
The debt will still be staring you in the face & your problems will still be as insurmountable as ever no matter how hard you try to psych yourself up. That is what the world is trying to do, but it does not work. It takes the presence of the Lord to keep you free from worry.

Jesus is not asking you to psych yourself up & live in a state of denial. No way! He is saying to you,
"In the midst of your affliction, I am your shield. I am your defender. I am your fortress. I am your refuge,.
I am your supply. I am your healing. I am your provider. I am your peace. I am your joy. I am your wisdom.
I am your strength. I am the glory & the lifter of your head!" (Psalm 3:3). Amen! 
He is not asking you to pretend that the facts are not there. He wants you to realize that HE IS THERE WITH YOU! 

When you know that He is with you & for you, & you put your problems in His mighty hands, you will begin to get a more accurate evaluation of just how "big" your problems are. When they were in your hands, the weight & burden of your problems may have crushed you. But when you involve Jesus, the once monumental problems become microscopic against the largeness of His love & goodness toward you!

Today, as you consider all that you need to do & the expectations placed on you, see Jesus there with you.
He is your supply, wisdom, peace, & strength.

Father, I acknowledge the fact that I cannot psych away my fears & worries. 
Therefore, I cast all my cares into Your hands, to the One who is my shield, my fortress, my healing, my provision, my peace, my wisdom, & my strength. Thank you for Your grace & for taking care of all my problems today.

Once you cast your monumental problems to Jesus, they become microscopic in His mighty hands.

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