Here are four Psalms that can give comfort to those who are anxious.
Psalm 94:18-19 “When I thought, “My foot slips,” your steadfast love, O LORD, held me up. When the cares of my heart are many, your consolations cheer my soul.”
Speaking for myself, I’ve slipped many, many times but God had His hand under me so I wouldn’t fall. He is our consolation and He alone can “cheer my soul” and yours. When you have slipped or started to fall or even fallen hard, trust God for you can say, “O Lord [You] held me up.”
Psalm 103:13-14 “As a father shows compassion to his children so the Lord shows compassion to those who fear him. For he knows our frame; he remembers that we are dust.”
What a tender Psalm is Psalm 103. It shows the compassion and heart of God and reveals His deep care and concern for “those who fear him.” He ought to know our frame better than anyone since He created us and He realizes “that we are dust.”
Psalm 34:17-18 “When the righteous cry for help, the Lord hears and delivers them out of all their troubles. The Lord is near to the brokenhearted and saves the crushed in spirit.”
It’s not a matter of “if” the righteous cry for help” but as the psalmist said, “when.” The Lord will hear when we cry out to Him and He promises to deliver us out of all of our troubles; He just doesn’t say when. He is nearer to the brokenhearted and crushed is spirit because they are humbled and God resists the proud and will give His grace only to the humble (James 4:6). Psalm 34 is where you’ll find much comfort if you’re experiencing a season of anxiety but God declares through the psalmist that “The Lord redeems the life of his servants; none of those who take refuge in him will be condemned” (Psalm 34:22). That should give the anxious comfort.
Psalm 32:7 “You are a hiding place for me; you preserve me from trouble; You surround me with shouts of deliverance.”
Can you imagine being surrounded by enemies? David ran for his life for almost 12 years and he knew full well about being preserved from trouble and finding a hiding place in God. Think of David’s deliverance when you are experiencing times of anxiety.
Think of David’s deliverance when you are experiencing times of anxiety.God is so faithful to His Word and almost all of the psalms are places we can turn to when we feel like things are crashing down around us. Trust God, open His Word, and take comfort in Him for He alone can deliver.
May God richly bless you,
Pastor Jack Wellman
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