Sunday, February 10, 2013
Gaining Lost Ground
I'm gaining back a little bit of my sudden loss--and a good deal of my energy! A couple of days ago I read a verse of scripture that just hit me the right way and my anxiety was completely gone. I was able to get on with my evening, and eat! And do several things that needed doing, including a couple of job applications. The anxiety still comes back in bits and pieces but I give myself a reminder of whom I trust, and it is gone again.
Psalm 86:13* For great is thy mercy toward me: and thou hast delivered my soul from the lowest hell.
Oh yeah, you've done it before, you can do it again now. Lord I do trust thee with all this. Please let me stop feeling this hell. I sure can't do it myself.
And just like that, it was gone. I still feel sadness, but not the overwhelming anxiety that was keeping me from even functioning.
Then there are two more verses that come a little later.
15 But thou, O Lord, art a God full of compassion, and gracious, long suffering, and plenteous in mercy and truth.
16 O turn unto me, and have mercy upon me; give thy strength unto thy servant, and save the son of thine handmaid.