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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 had been about to bear our hearts and souls to a lady we had by no means met earlier than. Our hearts had 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 referred to as, solely to overtly share the struggles and challenges we had been going through with our daughter during the last two years.

Was this the reply? Would this trigger a few of the dreaded concern we had been lugging round for thus lengthy to lastly subside? We had no concept what we had been in for. The whole lot regarded bleak, and it felt as if we had been dwelling in a fog. My weary and closely burdened momma’s coronary heart wrestled with what the result may seem like, questioning if a analysis would convey aid or extra ache. Would we be judged as ill-fit mother and father as a result of we someway 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 strategy 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 power. It might 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 fallacious and we should react. Generally, that response could possibly be coping by reaching for that half-empty bottle or withdrawing from others. Generally it causes us to develop indignant or plan for the worst, which finally ends up normally bringing out our worst. Different occasions, 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 battle, and my physique was beginning to present it. I had chest ache, low vitality, and several other panic assaults that woke me in a chilly sweat many nights. Sadly, this finally triggered friction in our residence and made me utterly unable to battle for our daughter.

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

David fashions for us the way in which we must always reply to concern. And that, my pal, is by trusting God to battle the battle for us! Whereas I’m nonetheless studying this myself, and proceed to battle an inner battle on concern, I’m reminded that God shouldn’t be solely on this battle with me however combating for me and my treasured daughter.

Oh, darling pal, God is combating for you too! In case you are being choked out by concern and turning to your personal gadgets, will you be a part of me in trusting God and letting Him care on 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’re our fearless and daring defender. We can not 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 onerous to recollect this reality. Thanks for the promise of Your presence. You promise to be with us even once we are confronted with sabotaging concern. Selfishly, we have a tendency to show to the issues that present instant however fleeting aid from the crippling grips of concern. So, we humbly come earlier than You and ask for Your grace and forgiveness the place we have now not trusted in You. Lord, it’s evident that we’d like Your power, particularly in occasions 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 can provide. We all know that as we place our belief in You, our fears is not going to solely subside however will supply us a protected refuge to cover as You battle 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 aspect, we are able to dwell with braveness. In Jesus’ identify. Amen.

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Alicia SearlAlicia Searl is a devotional writer, blogger, and speaker that’s captivated with pouring out her coronary heart and pointing girls of all ages again to Jesus. She has an training background and grasp’s in literacy.  Her favourite individuals 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 along with her on Instagram and Fb.

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