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A Prayer for When You are Overwhelmed and Pressured
By Emily Rose Massey

“Solid all of your anxiousness on him as a result of he cares for you” (1 Peter 5:7, NIV).

I struggled with anxiousness and panic assaults for a few years in highschool and school. Stress and fear had been simply part of my life, and I allowed them to maneuver into my thoughts and develop into my everlasting psychological roommates. From cash issues to relationship points, if it turned an excessive amount of, you’ll discover me curled up in a ball within the fetal place on the ground, hyperventilating till components of my physique went numb and crying till there have been no extra tears left.

After I graduated school, the Lord regenerated and redeemed me, and I started to stroll shut with the Him and research His Phrase like I by no means had earlier than in my life. My thoughts was being renewed and over time, I started to belief the Lord extra with points that might have usually triggered me to fret. I slowly discovered to forged my cares upon Him like 1 Peter 5:7 tells us to do:

“Solid all of your anxiousness on him as a result of he cares for you” (1 Peter 5:7, NIV).

However from time to time, I nonetheless develop into a sufferer of fear and anxiousness and start to expertise sudden panic about my circumstances that out of my management, though I do know the Bible is obvious that we should always all the time belief the Lord always. So if we aren’t purported to be troubled as believers, why accomplish that many Christians nonetheless battle with anxiousness? Except for chemical imbalances that may happen in a single’s physique, that are very actual and really legitimate, I consider a lot of what causes anxiousness begins in our minds. The extra we dwell on a unfavorable or fearful considered a circumstance past our management, the extra stress and fear begins to plague us. Someplace alongside the traces in our overwhelm, we neglect the One who holds our future. The One who’s sovereign. The One who cares for His youngsters so deeply, the Lord God Almighty. We study extra about Him within the Bible, the place our religion and abiding belief in Him is strengthened.

The opposite evening after I skilled the panic assault, there was a quick second the place I used to be given the chance to withstand the unfavorable ideas and take them captive and start to speak to God like I had discovered to take action many instances earlier than, however this time, I selected to let my thoughts run in circles. I used to be so conversant in the expertise of a panic assault that I might actually really feel it attempt to overtake me proper earlier than it occurred. If I’d have set my thoughts upon scripture in that second (akin to Philippians 4:6-7 and even 1 Peter 5:7), I’d have realized that God supplied me an answer for my anxious ideas. A easy dialog with the Lord would have helped me focus my ideas and would have introduced fast peace to the whirlwind in my thoughts. The Phrase of God is so highly effective and the extra we research and meditate upon it, our basis might be robust in Christ, and we are going to frequently know the way to look to Him any time stress and anxiousness tries to overhaul us. Allow us to all the time be fast to ask the Lord for His sustaining grace and assist in our time of want, seeking to Him all the time as a result of He cares for us. 

1 Peter 5:7

Let’s Pray:

Father God, thank You that You need us to forged our cares upon You. Thank You that there’s nowhere I can go that you’re not there with me. Thank You for having a maintain of my life, at the same time as I really feel like all the pieces is crumbling round me. Lord, I confess that I’ve let stress take a maintain of my life, slightly than You. I’ve let stress management my temper, my perspective, my feelings, and my actions. Lord, I repent of this! Please Father, assist me see what’s disturbing in my life and hand it over to You. Assist me not let the stress win out. Assist me actively assume on Your goodness to me. Assist me to resume my thoughts with Your unchanging Phrase. I’m so longing for my eternity with you, Lord, the place there might be no extra stress and I might be overwhelmed by Your love, magnificence, and unending peace! Assist me look again on all of the methods You might have rescued me from my disturbing moments and look in hope to the longer term the place You’ll someday rid all stress, ceaselessly. Within the meantime, I do know and belief that You maintain my future. Assist me dwell boldly within the reality of Your goodness and energy right this moment. Thank You, Lord. In Jesus’ Identify, amen.

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headshot of Emily MasseyEmily Massey started writing quick tales and poetry as slightly woman, entered the running a blog world in her early 20s, and revealed her first e book in 2015. She enjoys being a stay-at-home momma whereas nonetheless having the ability to pursue her ardour as a author. Believing she has been forgiven a lot, she loves a lot, and wishes to level others to Christ and His redemptive and reworking energy, particularly by sharing reality present in God’s written Phrase. If you need to attach with Emily, you may go to

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