A Prayer to Rejoice in God’s Unfailing Love When Life Is Stressful
By Tiffany Thibault
When I said, “My foot is slipping”, your unfailing love, Lord, supported me. When anxiety was great within me, your consolation brought joy to my soul. - Psalm 94:18-19
Life, people, deadlines, illness, bills, responsibilities, mechanical issues. They all seem to mount up, break down, and cause moments of stress which burdens us down in their unrelenting fury. We want to quickly work through finding solutions and find a way to neatly tie everything up so that we can move on to more fun, more relaxing or more of the things that bring us joy.
Sometimes, in the midst of all the broken-down stuff of life, when issues keep piling even more stuff on top of us, there is the potential for us to nosedive into the pit of anxiousness and depression. Sometimes it seems as if there is no way out, no relief in sight, no ending to all the stuff. Sometimes it feels as though you are losing control of your hope, your finances, your health, and even your sanity in those moments of unrelenting issues.
The writer of this Psalm was faced with tremendous stress. He knew that he was slipping into anxiety, as he was overwhelmed with all the stuff that life was throwing his way. He turned his eyes to the Lord and cried out for help. He focused on the unfailing love of the Lord. Unfailing. He knew that the Lord's love for him would not ever stop, it would never break, it would not end, ever! He knew from firsthand experience that though he was feeling anxious in all his situations, that the Lord’s presence brings him comfort and even joy.
Whatever you are facing today, whatever is causing you to be anxious, you too can know that even during all the stuff, that the Lord is right there with you to bring you comfort and joy. His love for you is unfailing. That means the Lord's love for you will not stop, it will not break, it will not end, ever!
Immerse yourself into the Bible, into the scriptures, searching it for all the ways that the Lord loves you. Frequently pour your heart and all your worries out to Him in prayer. Meditate on the Bible verses that speak of His love for you. He is there to comfort you, to bring you joy. He will be there with you as you go through every moment of your journey. He is there for you in all the ups and downs of your days. His love for you is unfailing.
Thank you that your love for me is unfailing. Thank you that when I feel like I am slipping under the weight of all the stuff, you are there to support me with your unfailing love. Help me to cling to that truth as I am overwhelmed by all the situations that I am facing today. Help me when I feel anxiety’s grip trying to squeeze out my peace, my patience, and my endurance. Console and comfort me, Lord, with your unfailing love so that my soul can be filled with your joy!
In Your name, I pray,
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Tiffany Thibault is the author of the Bible study “Being Fruitful;” she loves leading Bible Study and speaking to women, encouraging them through truths from the Bible. She lives in the Mojave desert with her family and loves to explore the wilderness areas around her city.
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Originally published Wednesday, 05 October 2022.