Thursday, March 05, 2009

A Multitude of Anxieties?

"In the multitude of my anxieties within me, Your comforts delight my soul" (Psalm 94:19).

Though centuries separate us from the Psalmist, yet in an instant we are joined with him in spirit when we find such timely phrases as these; words that are as though we wrote them ourselves. "In the multitude of my anxieties within me, Your comforts delight my soul."

Have these down-turning days pressed your soul with any measure of concern?

Does the "changing of the guard" give you pause as a new form of governing begins to extend its reach across the land; laying hold upon things that heretofore were off-limits? Do the waffling/shouting/agenda-driven journalists, who slant the news to their bias, cause you to shake your head in disgust....and dismay?

Do the sparkling eyes and polished smiles of the new breed of televangelists exasperate you? One falls in moral shame, and like pop-tarts in a toaster, another suddenly emerges with sweet promises and padded shoulders.

Does your blood heat up more than just a little when you hear yet another report of corporate greed, flamboyant arrogance, and fiscal irresponsibility? And is your heart at all breaking over the plight of those who are losing everything they own, and facing a dark and uncertain future?

Then this Psalm is for YOU!

"Blessed is the man whom You instruct, O LORD, And teach out of Your law, that You may give him rest from the days of adversity, until the pit is dug for the wicked. For the LORD will not cast off His people, nor will He forsake His inheritance" (Psalm 94:12-14).

In times like these the Lord can speak to you in ways that will keep you calm and composed; save you from murmuring, from despondency, and from impatience. He can hush the multitude of anxieties within you, and delight your soul with the comforts of His presence, His promises, His power, and His provisions.

Feeling better, dear?


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