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Thursday, April 11, 2013

dealing with anxiety, and a multitude of thoughts...

i love reading the Psalms.
they are so encouraging, so honest, so uplifting.
it is encouraging to see that even David had days of discouragement.
even David had enemies.
and even David fell.
but in spite of all of that, he had a relationship with his God that was real and that was deep.
it was exactly how i want for my relationship with God to be.

i don't want it to be surface-y. 
i don't want it to be fake.

david keeps it real. he says it exactly how he sees it and how he feels it.
chapter 94 verse 19 says this

when the cares of my heart are many, your consolations cheer my soul.

if i could pick a life verse (which i never have) i think this could pretty much sum it up.

the cares of my heart?
they are many to say the least.

do i need something to cheer my soul?
do i ever!!

a couple of other translations put it this way

when anxiety was great within me, your consolation brought me joy (NIV)

in the multitude of my thoughts within me, thy comforts delight my soul (KJV)

yes. i have a crazy amount of deep and sometimes troubling thoughts in my head.
and no. i can not even begin to handle all of them by myself.

i have an amazing and huge God. 
who can comfort me. 
who can bring me joy.
who can bring me peace.

and that is what i need to keep me going.

do you have a multitude of thoughts within you?
do you have anxiety?
do you have many cares of your heart?

hold on to that verse today. 
let GOD be the one who cheers your soul!


  1. Yes, I do! That describes me to a T!


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