Devotional Guide, Today’s Reading – Friday April 19, 2019

Theme: ANXIETY

Text: “Cast thy burden upon the Lord, and he shall sustain thee: he shall never suffer the righteous to be moved.” – Psalm 55:22.

Comment: Few of us are strangers to anxiety. It creeps in over big and little things, gnawing away at our insides. Mr. Arthur Roche, writing in the Reader’s Digest, graphically described anxiety as “a thin stream of fear trickling through the mind. If encouraged, it cuts a channel into which all other thoughts are drained”.

The Holy Bible warns us against unnecessary fear, i.e. fear of the unknown. The Almighty God whose name alone is JEHOVAH is able to provide everything we ask of him, as long as they are in line with His will. In the text for today, King David emphasized the importance of God’s great provision for all those who absolutely rely on him no matter the circumstance. St. Paul stated; “Let your conversation be without covetousness; and be content with such things as ye have: for he hath said, I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee. So that we may boldly say, The Lord is my helper, and I will not fear what man shall do unto me.” Hebrews 13:5,6.

Another basic cause of anxiety is when we don’t wait on God’s time. The Psalmist David declared: “Wait on the LORD: be of good courage, and he shall strengthen thine heart: Wait, I say, on the LORD.” (Psalm 27:14) Having communicated our problems to God in prayer, the next line of action is to wait on God’s appointed time. He will surely make provisions for us by his grace.

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