Fear & Anxiety // God Will Sustain You

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Have you ever wondered how you were going to get through a season or situation? Especially when fear and anxiety began to set in and play all sorts of mind games. Me too. In fact, if I’m completely transparent with you, I’ve been know to catastrophize. Which means I’ve had a tendency of believing the worst may happen in a particularly hard situation.

Maybe you can relate? Whether or not you do we all struggle at times or have struggled with, the distorted perspective we talked about on week 2.

Isaiah 41:10 speaks to this place of fear.

fear not, for I am with you;
be not dismayed, for I am your God;
I will strengthen you, I will help you,
I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.

When you might feel fear or be dismayed, remind yourself of what God speaks in this verse--that He will strengthen you, help you, and uphold you. The God who controls all things will be there to protect and aid you in your fear.

In Psalm 55:22, you are encouraged to cast your burden on Him.

Cast your burden on the Lord,
and he will sustain you;
he will never permit
the righteous to be moved.

You’re encouraged to do this because He can handle it; God can handle anything you give Him. Your worries, fear, shame, doubt--none of it’s too much for Him to bear. Furthermore, when you do cast it all on Him, He will sustain you.

This means in your fear and anxiety, God wants you to know that you can lean on Him. That He will take care of you in the darkest of seasons. Will you let Him sustain you? Or will you carry it all alone?