"I trust in your unfailing love. I will rejoice because you have rescued me." – Psalm 13:5 NLT
If you could summarize the past year with just one word, what would you choose? Faced with this assignment, the editors of a leading dictionary selected the word existential. Primarily in philosophy, this word indicates a concern about existence itself and even the meaning of life.
When asked to explain their choice, the editors described the high level of anxiety throughout society: news events that caused tension and stress, political crises and confrontations, violence and uncertainty, devastating storms, and fires.
People who don’t know the Lord may have reasons to worry about the future. But the Bible is filled with good news for believers. When we feel anxious, we don’t have to fret. We can rest in Him, waiting patiently for Him (Psalm 37:7).
In fact, the Bible tells us not to worry about anything. Instead, we are to “tell God every detail of your needs in earnest and thankful prayer.” The promise? “The peace of God which transcends human understanding, will keep constant guard over your hearts and minds as they rest in Christ Jesus” (Philippians 4:6-7 PHILLIPS).
We are to trust in the Lord with all our heart and not lean on our own understanding. We are to acknowledge Him in all our ways, confident that He will direct our paths (Proverbs 3:5-6).
Do you feel stress? Anxiety? Uncertainty? Commit your worries to God. Stand on the principles in His Word. Trust God. Delight in Him!
PrayerFather, thank You that I can trust in You. Thank You for giving me peace and taking away my worries. In Jesus’ name, amen.
Extended ReadingPsalm 13