“When my anxious thoughts multiply within me, Your consolations delight my soul.” (Psalms 94:19 NASB)
There is a peace which surpasses all understanding and it can only be obtained by putting our focus on the One who gives it. If you don’t already, now is the time to start meditating on God’s word. Meditating is a purposefully slow, soul-stilling activity.
Take your time and read one psalm. Think about what it is saying about who God is, who you are to Him, and what His power is in the situations we face. Pray the psalm. Usually there is at least one verse in each that you can pray for yourself. Allow the truth of what you read to sink in and provide peace.
The Psalms are not the only source of peace and strength in God’s word. One of my favorite stories in the Bible is 2 Chronicles 20. Go read it slowly. The passage is filled with encouragement and the revelation of God’s magnificent power. Seek out stories of God’s provision. The God who met those needs is the same God who meets our needs.
If you need help finding verses and passages to meditate on, I suggest these:
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