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A Prayer When Worry Creeps In – Your Day by day Prayer – July 9


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A Prayer for When Worry Creeps In
By Alicia Searl

“When I’m afraid, I put my belief in you.” – Psalm 56:3

“I’m scared,” I whispered to my husband as we sat within the foyer of a psychologist’s workplace, awaiting our appointment. We have been about to bear our hearts and souls to a lady we had by no means met earlier than. Our hearts have been already heavy and totally uncooked, feeling as if that they had been rubbed by the roughest type of sandpaper. But there we sat, ready for our names to be known as, solely to overtly share the struggles and challenges we had been going through with our daughter over the past two years.

Was this the reply? Would this trigger among the dreaded concern we had been lugging round for therefore lengthy to lastly subside? We had no concept what we have been in for. All the pieces seemed bleak, and it felt as if we had been residing in a fog. My weary and closely burdened momma’s coronary heart wrestled with what the end result may appear to be, questioning if a analysis would carry reduction or extra ache. Would we be judged as ill-fit mother and father as a result of we in some way failed her? Would we obtain information we weren’t going to have the ability to deal with? My husband took my hand and glanced my method to share that he was scared, too.

Worry. Simply the sound of the phrase can ring a bell. That’s as a result of it’s such a strong pressure. It could actually both drive us nearer to God or trigger us to float away as we clumsily search consolation and any supply of calm.

When concern is stoked inside us, our innate and pure response alerts our nervous system, signaling that one thing is incorrect and we should react. Typically, that response may very well be coping by reaching for that half-empty bottle or withdrawing from others. Typically it causes us to develop indignant or plan for the worst, which finally ends up often bringing out our worst. Different instances, we expertise the bodily results of concern with speedy heartbeat and elevated respiratory.

That is the place I discovered myself. I had succumbed to a spot the place I bodily was unable to struggle, and my physique was beginning to present it. I had chest ache, low power, and several other panic assaults that woke me in a chilly sweat many nights. Sadly, this finally brought on friction in our residence and made me fully unable to struggle for our daughter.

Then, I used to be met with the verse present in Psalm 56:3. David, a person who virtually appeared proof against concern between combating a large and remaining steadfast beneath fixed oppression and trials, overtly shares that he’s afraid. David, a person recognized for his bravery and braveness, admits he’s fearful and might solely acquire peace by trusting God. 

David fashions for us the best way we should always reply to concern. And that, my buddy, is by trusting God to struggle the battle for us! Whereas I’m nonetheless studying this myself, and proceed to struggle an inner conflict on concern, I’m reminded that God is just not solely on this battle with me however combating for me and my treasured daughter.

Oh, darling buddy, God is combating for you too! In case you are being choked out by concern and turning to your individual gadgets, will you be a part of me in trusting God and letting Him care in your anxious coronary heart?

Let’s pray:

O God, we’re so grateful that You aren’t solely good and gracious to us, however You might be our fearless and daring defender. We can’t start to bathe You with sufficient reward for combating our battles and restoring peace and calm to our weary souls and anxious hearts. In all honesty, it’s so laborious to recollect this reality. Thanks for the promise of Your presence. You promise to be with us even after we are confronted with sabotaging concern. Selfishly, we have a tendency to show to the issues that present fast however fleeting reduction from the crippling grips of concern. So, we humbly come earlier than You and ask for Your grace and forgiveness the place we now have not trusted in You. Lord, it’s evident that we want Your power, particularly in instances of intense concern.

We ask that You’d calm the waves in our fearful storms and grant us Your peace and luxury, together with the serenity of nonetheless waters solely You may give. We all know that as we place our belief in You, our fears is not going to solely subside however will provide us a secure refuge to cover as You struggle on our behalf. For that, we’re so grateful that we serve a loving and fearless God. We love you, Lord and pray that with You on our facet, we will reside with braveness. In Jesus’ identify. Amen.

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Alicia SearlAlicia Searl is a devotional writer, blogger, and speaker that’s enthusiastic about pouring out her coronary heart and pointing women of all ages again to Jesus. She has an schooling background and grasp’s in literacy.  Her favourite folks name her Mother, which is why a lot of her time is spent cheering them on at a softball recreation or dance class. She is married to her heartthrob (a tall, spiky-haired blond) who can whip up a imply latte. She sips that goodness whereas writing her coronary heart on a web page whereas her pet licks her toes. Go to her web site at aliciasearl.com and join together with her on Instagram and Fb.

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