I will sing of you among the peoples. For great is your love, higher than the heavens; your faithfulness reaches to the skies. (Ps. 108:3–4)
ANXIETY CRIPPLED MY HEART when I checked our bank account one morning. We had to pay a bill that day, but we didn’t even have enough money to fill up a tank of gas much less make a couple-hundred-dollar payment. Fear immediately took over my mind and started shooting arrows of accusation toward anyone who dared enter my thoughts. I had that sick feeling in the pit of my stomach as I started to think about all the other things we would need to pay for soon, the worry building higher and higher until all I could see was the overwhelming amount of “lack.”
David was a man of war. Fear and worry were not unfamiliar emotions to him. He was constantly a target and spoke many times about being surrounded by enemies. But what David understood—and what many Christians miss—is that the key to overcoming worry is worship. Praise! Gratitude! When the floodwaters rise, cling to the Rock and declare his goodness and protection over your life! Instead of focusing on what you lack, focus on your abundance.
So that’s what I did. I started worshiping. I started shouting out thanksgiving for all the Lord had done and all he would do. And you know what? As my worship grew bigger, my worries grew smaller.
Overcome fear and anxiety with worship and praise.
Meghan Baker describes herself as a broken person in desperate need of God’s presence every day. She has a beautiful man and young daughter with whom she is blessed to run life’s race.
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