As I rest in God, He conquers the anxiety pounding in my heart.

As I rest in God, He conquers the anxiety pounding in my heart.

Lord, I can hear You calling, feel You nudging, tapping my shoulder to turn and face You and fall into Your open arms. You want me to rest in You, to conquer the anxiety pounding in my heart — the depression that stifles and isolates me.

You want me to stand still, be still, cease striving, and watch as You part the waters that I must pass through.

I don’t want to pass through them, but I must. I must continue this journey to reach Your shores of peace and hope and all things beautiful. I must get safely to the other side so that my enemies will be swallowed up by the powerful waves of Your grace that protect and care for me. I must.

And I will.

But I can only do this as You take my hand and lead me from strength to strength like leaping onto giant boulders placed strategically across turbulent waters. As deep calls to deep, my small stream of life is swallowed up by Your magnificent ocean of grace and I am saved — delivered from the talons of this paralyzing depression and anxiety that suffocates me.

Take my hand, precious Lord, and lead me on. I am tired. I am weak. I am worn. * But You Lord, are my strength.

It’s not by might, nor by power, but by Your Spirit that I continue in my work. I choose to fight for the hurting women You have called me to minister to. I choose to love them more than I love myself. I ask that You anoint my choice with the power of Your Holy Spirit and bring me to victory.

Lord, I pray for others suffering the despair of depression. Encourage them Lord. I ask that You give them the wings of eagles to rise above the despondency and sadness. Help them soar into the heights of heaven to meet You at Your throne of grace where love awaits. Hope abounds. And peace is renewed.

Thank You Lord. We give You praise for You alone are worthy of our praise.

In Jesus’ Name I pray,



*Precious Lord, Take My Hand by Thomas A. Dorsey


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