Worries and Consolation – 2015.07.15
When anxiety was great within me,
Your consolation brought joy to my soal.
Psalm 94: 19
There are always reasons to worry. Sometimes a bunch of small problems at the same time, sometimes severe sorrows are troubling us. There are problems which are justified and problems which are imaginary out of thin air. Worry is fear of what might come. May be it does not happen at all or it turns out quite differently. However, all sorrows have one thing in common: They are disturbing us. God, however, is a God of piece!
He wants us to have His piece in our heart. This is only possible if His presence is filling our heart, if we seek Him daily, His consolation, if we constantly proclaim: He is Lord even inmidst of chaos and turmoil. He is the Father who takes us by the hand and shows us a way where there seemed to be no way. Yes, God gives us His Schalom which we have to hold fast. Nobody can rob us the piece, no troublesome thoughts even when they seem to be justified. God never had left His children alone, He always is our Helper and Saviour!
Even when heavy blows of fate hit our hearts, we will find rest in Him. He can comfort us best. It is only Him who can lift us up again when we are at the bottom.
Therefore it is essential that our contact to Him is always renewed so that the sorrows cannot overwhelm us. During hard times I wrote down a list of God`s promises. So when grievious thoughts attacked me I referred to His words in my memos. Then I was well again and His piece came into my heart. It was not always easy but He carried me through difficult and hard times. Thank you, Lord!
Thank you, Jesus, in your presence I am not afraid. You are the Lord who controls everything. You hold me tight in Your hand, I am safe with You. In times of greatest need You are at my side and console me. How wonderful it is to know You are my Father.
Bible reading today – Luke 19: 28 – 48