“If I say, “My foot slips,” Your mercy, O LORD, will hold me up. In the multitude of my anxieties within me, Your comforts delight my soul.”
Psalms 94:18-19 NKJV
Your teenager is late coming home on a stormy night.
Your boss wants to see us first thing in the morning.
The doctor is asking to run some more tests.
Our mind swirls in the waiting room for news of the surgery.
The doctor says, “I’m sorry. There is no more we can do.”
She was supposed to call to tell me if I got the job an hour ago.
Our savings are gone.
He/She walks out the door.
Have you experienced any of the above before? Yes, I am sure you can relate to some of these. There are so many things that come at us and create anxiety. All beyond our control. And it’s the lack of control that causes our emotions to implode. The question is what do we do in these instances. The psalmist instructs us to turn hard toward God.
I think of Peter walking on water by Faith, yet when he took his eyes of Jesus and looked at the waves, he began to sink. In other words, everything is from God and we should never take our eyes off Him. His peace passes human understanding. His comfort brings joy even in the midst of howling winds and large waves crashing at our feet. When we know God, help is not on the way; our Helper is always present with us.
When the Psalmist wrote this, he was touched by God, but it’s not like today, where the Holy Spirit is with us daily. All we need is to believe. It’s not like in the past where they had Godly encounters. We have access to the Holy Spirit all the time. How grateful we should be for that gift.
Rely on God and the Holy Spirit.
“Lord, I thank you for Spirit gifts. Thank you that we can turn to You daily, with all our sorrows, big or small. Holy Spirit guide us on right paths. In Jesus name, Amen.”