Psalm 34:17-18 “When the righteous cry for help, the Lord hears, and delivers them out of all their troubles. The Lord is near to the broken-hearted, and saves the crushed in spirit.”
A few weeks back I was given some surprising news from someone close to me. This person was choosing to go down a road that I was shocked to see them take. Although I knew they were making a terrible choice that pained me, it was something I had to let go of. I had mentioned my concerns with them and how much I cared for their well being. Personally at first anxiety grew inside me as I wrestled with the fact I was not in control, as my heart grew anxious I had to place my faith in God and trust him. I released my anxiety, anger, and broken heart entirely into God’s hands. Within a few weeks I noticed a change in how I felt about the situation. Sure I was still concerned for that person but I truly felt that God lifted the burden from me. Inside I feel a deep peace and a sense of wisdom about the situation. I know only God could of calmed my anxious heart.
Thank you so much for loving us. I know you are in control of our lives and I am sorry when we try to control them ourselves. You know what is best for us and I know you are always near. Help our faith to increase. Amen.