My Anxiety, God’s Response

31So do not worry, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’ 32For the pagans run after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them. 33But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well. 34Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.” ~Matthew 6

I wish I could say

I woke up this fine day

Refreshed and happy

Full of peace and hope

I wish I could say

That joy was overflowing

And life looked even better

Than it did before

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Yes, I wish I could say it

But I can’t really fake it

I’m surprised to have

Woken up at all

All the day before

I worried it away

And I dreamed of death

All night long

So here I am today

Worrying it away

Until there is hardly

Any of it left

.

I know I ought not worry

But still anxiety

Keeps me in constant suspense

How will I break off these chains?

How can I turn away

From these worryings?

I just want to have a happy life

I want it to be perfect

But what if it is miserable instead?

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Turn to the Word

You said

So I looked in the Word

I will provide

You said

But what must I do? I asked

Seek after Me first

Seek after My glory

But how can I seek after You? I asked

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Trust in Me with all your heart

I will make your path straight

Fear of Me is the beginning of wisdom

Fear Me and you will be pleasing to me

Fear Me and all will be well with you

Love Me with all you have

Rejoice in Me your strength

Speak to Me, ask of Me, remember all I have done for you

Then My peace will wipe away your anxiety

And I will guard all you have in My Son

Think on Me and all that is pure

Listen to My Word and put it to practice

Then I will be in you

Your joy will be complete

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The journey is long

And the road is hard

I am guaranteed nothing

Except God is with me

And His will be done

But this I know

I am safe in His arms

For He has promised

And I will be reunited with Him

In glory

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4Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice! 5Let your gentleness be evident to all. The Lord is near. 6Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. 7And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.

8Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things. 9Whatever you have learned or received or heard from me, or seen in me—put it into practice. And the God of peace will be with you.” ~Philippians 4

1Since, then, you have been raised with Christ, set your hearts on things above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God. 2Set your minds on things above, not on earthly things. 3For you died, and your life is now hidden with Christ in God. 4When Christ, who is youra life, appears, then you also will appear with him in glory.” ~Colossians 3

Other references:

Deuteronomy 5:28-29, 6:5-6, 24-25

Proverbs 3:5-6, 9:10

John 15:9-11

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My Fool: Psalm 53

Fools, fools,
Every one one of them fools
They make me sick
With their ways of deceit
They lie, they cheat,
They covet and kill
They devour the innocent
And never get their fill of it
And yet they are worried
They are sick with fright
What are they afraid of?
Why are they overwhelmed with worry?
I do not know
I cannot see it
But even as they shake
Shivering in their shoes
They refuse to call on God
They refuse to acknowledge the existence of God
They refuse understanding
And refuse to seek Him out
Fools, fools,
Every one of them fools!

God looks down from heaven
He looks down at the surface of the earth
To see if there are any
Who understands
To see if there are any
Who seek His face
Does He see me?
Does He see you?
There is no one does good,
Not even one!

Fools are we
Fools am I
Who is corrupt to the core
But the Lord has reached down
And chosen whom to bestow His grace on
When He looks down
Now what does He see?
He doesn’t see you or me
He sees His Son’s blood
Covering us
Inside and out

Do not be overwhelmed with worry
The LORD will deliver you from all your troubles
What has the Lord promised?
He will bring salvation!
He will restore His people!
Praise the Lord!
Be glad!
Understand
Seek His face
Trust Him
And be glad!
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“1The fool says in his heart,
‘There is no God.’
They are corrupt, and their ways are vile;
there is no one who does good.

“2God looks down from heaven
on all mankind
to see if there are any who understand,
any who seek God.
3Everyone has turned away, all have become corrupt;
there is no one who does good,
not even one.

“4Do all these evildoers know nothing?
They devour my people as though eating bread;
they never call on God.
5But there they are, overwhelmed with dread,
where there was nothing to dread.
God scattered the bones of those who attacked you;
you put them to shame, for God despised them.

“6Oh, that salvation for Israel would come out of Zion!
When God restores his people,
let Jacob rejoice and Israel be glad!”
~Psalm 53

My Cry

Dearest
LORD
My Father
My Savior
My Counselor
I need some
Comfort
Right now
A desperation
A fear
And anxiety
Has laid hold
Its cold clutches
On me
What will
The morrow bring?
What will
My eyes see?
Oh LORD
Please be
With me!
~
This heart
Inside me
Has always been
A little weak
Beats hard at
The sound of
Negativity
Whether it’s true
Or just an
Illusion
I grow faint
I wanna hide
LORD, will You
Be with me?
Hold me close
Help me show
Mercy
Help them all show
Mercy
One to the
Other
~
My Father
My Savior
My Counselor
Mercy is my
Desire
Day to day
Hour to hour
Wisdom and truth
Please be there
With me
My Father
My Savior
My Counselor

(This was a prayer when I felt deep need for comfort and help. God was indeed with me the next day. I hope you are encouraged)

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Psalm 28
6 Blessed be the Lord!
For he has heard the voice of my pleas for mercy.
7 The Lord is my strength and my shield;
in him my heart trusts, and I am helped;
my heart exults,
and with my song I give thanks to him.
8 The Lord is the strength of his people;2
he is the saving refuge of his anointed.
9 Oh, save your people and bless your heritage!
Be their shepherd and carry them forever.