“Hear my cry, O God; listen to my prayer. From the ends of the earth I call to you, I call as my heart grows faint; lead me to the rock that is higher than I. For you have been my refuge, a strong tower against the foe.” – Psalm 61:1-3
Anxiety is a problem, but it’s not a new problem. Writers throughout Scripture were very familiar with feelings of anxiety.
Psalm 94:19 says, “In the multitude of my anxieties within me, Your comforts delight my soul.” In Isaiah 35:4, the prophet Isaiah writes, “Say to those who have an anxious heart, ‘Be strong; fear not! Behold, your God will come with vengeance, with the recompense of God. He will come and save you.’”
The COVID-19 pandemic has increased levels of anxiety for many of us. We might be experiencing that “alarm” of anxiety more often than we have before.
As we power through the one-year anniversary of countries going into lockdown and Compassion offices closing due to the pandemic, levels of anxiety or even grief may increase as well. When this happens, it is time to stop, assess and do something different.
- What resources do you rely on when managing anxiety?
- Share biblical truths or personal prayer answered to illustrate how God has worked through your anxiety and fears.
Since we are a family of child advocates, consider sharing your insights from the perspective of Compassion’s ministry and adding a link for child sponsorship.