devotional, worry

Today’s Goal: One Word: Regardless

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Category: Worry

 

Defined: regardless—regardless of, in spite of; without regard for:
They’ll do it regardless of the cost.

 

What it means to me: no matter what

 

My story:
A few days ago, I had a super busy morning. I had to get a package in the mail, drop off library books, go to the pharmacy and the grocery story, and go to a doctor’s appointment. All of this before working a ten-hour shift, on a Monday!
I noticed that I was feeling an undercurrent of anxiety. Anyone who has had issues with anxiety knows what I mean. It’s like how water feels just before it starts to boil. I immediately sat down and made a list of bible verses to study. Reading something positive always calms me.
I Googled “bible verses about who I am” I made a list and headed out the door.
While waiting in the doctor’s waiting room, I had plenty of time to study. I never made it past the first note on my list. Psalm 139:13 was the reference but I just read the whole chapter.

 

There’s a ton of good things in there, but here are two favorites:

Verse 23
Search me, O God, and know my heart; Try me and know my anxieties.

 

God knows all my anxieties, but I don’t always know. Only when I am tried and tested are they made known. Every point of stress is an opportunity for healing.
But before a thing is healed, it must be recognized. I have a history/habit of going on and doing the best I can. I am proud of myself for stopping and identifying the problem.

 

Verse 12
Indeed, the darkness shall not hide from you, But the night shines as the day;

The darkness and the light are both alike to you.

The light and the dark are the same to God. Let that sink in.

 

I do not see things the way God sees them. When I am overwhelmed, God sees simplicity. When I am fearful, God is Love. Regardless of how I feel, what I think, what I do, or what is happening around me, God is everywhere; in the bad day and the good. God is just as close to me in the dark days as in the sunshine. God is ready to help in the worry and in the peace.

 

Access to Love (help, support, strength, wisdom…) is just a breath away, regardless of the situation.

 

Needless to say, after my little waiting room bible study, my anxiety was gone. vanished. like it was never there.

 

 

Takeaway: Worry and fear can sneak up on me. Walking a path of Love, means loving myself enough to stop and tend to my needs. Help is already here. I just have to stop and ask.

 

Today’s goal: Today I will notice when my spirit is struggling, and ask for help. I know I can get the help I need regardless of my circumstances or feelings.

 

Affirmation to go: Psalms 139:8
If I ascend into heaven, You are there;
If I make my bed in hell, behold, You are there.

 

Dear God,
Thank you for your presence.
When I am worried, you are with me.
I am still. I wait for you.
Thank you for peace.
I cast all my worries on you.
Thank you for your Love and comfort.
I can do all things with your help.
You are with me.
What shall I fear?
Amen

 

 

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