Everyone goes through things that make them anxious or scared. It's so easy to worry about anything and everything. I guilty of this as well. When all in all, it's not in our control anyways! So why waste our time worrying...instead, I'm going to cling to a few truths. That I know will not fail me. That doesn't mean that things will go my way, but at least I know there is something better around the corner from the Lord! Our God is sovereign!
So here I go putting them in print (not too profound). This is more for me than you (whoever 'you' is). So I can come back to these whenever I want.
"Fear not, for I have redeemed you, I have summoned you by name, you are mine." Isaiah 43:4
I like this one..I know He will will keep me safe...I am His and He will carry me through anything.
"I will trust and not be afraid. The Lord is my strength and my sing. He has become my salvation." Isaiah 12:2
As much as I'd like to do everything on my own, I can't...and that's a good thing. :-) Because God can do it better.
"Do not be anxious about anything, but in prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God." Philipians 4:6
It's useless to worry. It accomplishes nothing. I'm going to speak/worry less, and pray more.
"Delight yourself in the Lord, and he will give you the desires of your heart." Psalm 37:$
God knows what we want, we just have to ask him. Even if the answer is 'NO', His plan is larger (and better).
"In your distress, you called and I rescued you." Psalm 81:7
I like to look at the "rescue" in the past tense - as in He's already rescued us...I'm in His hands and not to worry.
So, in 2009, I'm planning on worrying LESS!! We could all do with a little less worry and anxiety in our lives!! :-)