Search my heart, Lord. Know my anxious thoughts

“Search me, O God, and know my heart;
    test me and know my anxious thoughts.
Point out anything in me that offends You,
    and lead me along the path of everlasting life.” ~ Psalm 139:23-24, NLT

“Unless the Lord had been my help,
My soul would soon have settled in silence.
If I say, ‘My foot slips,’
Your mercy, O Lord, will hold me up.
In the multitude of my anxieties within me,
Your comfort delights my soul.” ~ Psalm 94:17-19, NKJV

“Say to those with fearful hearts,
    ‘Be strong, and do not fear,
for your God is coming to destroy your enemies.
    He is coming to save you.’” ~ Isaiah 35;4, NLT

Why Do I Worry? Why Do I Fret?

Father, You are my comfort, my joy … You are my faithful God who I trust. So why do I worry? Why do I fret? Search my heart, Lord, and know my anxious thoughts. Lead me in the ways of righteousness.

Many are the afflictions of the righteous, but You promise to deliver us out of them all. For this, I am thankful. The flames of adversity are raging upon Your people. The pressures are often unbearable — our vision of You can easily grow dim in the distractions of stress.

Forgive us, Lord. You are the glory and the lifter of our heads. You are a very present help in trouble, whose love never fails.

You are my comfort and my joy, Lord

Purify my heart — search my heart — and cleanse me of any anxious thoughts I may be entertaining. Bring them captive to You. Help me cast down all imaginations and look only to You and Your truth. When my mind is stayed on You, I am kept in perfect peace.

Perfect peace … how I long for Your perfect peace, Lord.

I know it’s available to me. I know it’s right within my fingertips, but I have allowed the enemy of my soul to try to steal it away. Help me cast my cares on You for I know that I know You care for me. I know that You love me with an everlasting love so deep I cannot fully comprehend it. I know You are with me always, You are for me and not against me …

Search My Heart and Set Me Free

Search my heart and know my anxious thoughts, Lord. Set me free from this worry. Let me walk in the peace that is rightfully mine as Your child. You encourage me to “Take heart, daughter!” And You know what? Take heart, I will. I will not surrender to this assault by the evil one. I will choose to look to You knowing that all of my tomorrows are in Your capable hands.

I am safe in Your arms, secure in Your love.

In Jesus’s Name, I pray,

Amen ~ let it be so

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Please don’t carry your burdens alone. I would be honored to pray for you. You may contact me directly at nan@nanjones.com

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Sweet blessings to you,