October 7, 2020
Anxiety in a man’s heart weighs him down, but a good word makes him glad. Proverbs 12:25
Worry is a weight that presses upon your heart. That’s why the psalmist wrote that you should “Pile your troubles on God’s shoulders—he’ll carry your load, he’ll help you out.” (Psalm 55:22)
That’s why Jesus told you not to be anxious about anything but to come to him if you are heavy laden; that he’ll give you the rest you need. (Matthew 11:28) That’s why Peter reminds you to “Give all your worries and cares to God, for he cares about you.” (1 Peter 5:7)
But where are we supposed to obtain that “good word” we need to make us glad? In God’s Word. Find a verse, psalm, or story that speaks to your heart and make it part or your story. When you do, you’ll find yourself lifted up to the heavenly God who wants to greet you.
Dear Lord, sometimes our hearts are heavy with worry. Please help us dig into your Word. Reveal the words we need to lift us up to you! Amen.