"Worry and Anxiety Evaporate in His Presence"

The mountains melt like wax at the presence of the Lord.  Psalm 97:5

It doesn’t matter where you are today, the Lord is with you. Right in the middle of your greatest fears and when you’re completely alone, He is right there with you. The moment you begin to be aware of His presence and yield to His presence, all of your fears, anxieties, and worries will melt like butter on a hot August day, or as the Psalmist David puts it, “The Mountains melt like wax at the presence of the Lord.”

You can’t psych yourself out of fear nor can you psych yourself out of worry. You can’t just tell yourself, “Come on, stop worrying. There is nothing to worry about.” It just doesn’t work that way. The debt will still be staring right in your face and your problems will still be as insurmountable as ever no matter how hard you try to psych yourself up.

That is what the world is trying to do, but it does not work. It takes the presence of the Lord to keep you free from worry. Jesus is not asking you to psych yourself up and live in a state of denial. The Bible doesn’t teach us to deny our problems exist. He is saying, “In the midst of your trial, I am your shield. I am your defender. I am your fortress. I am your refuge. I am your supply. I am your healing. I am your provider. I am your peace. I am your joy. I am your wisdom. I am your strength. I am the glory and the lifter of your head” (Psalm 3:3).

He is not asking you to pretend that the facts are not there. He wants you to realize that above all, HE IS THERE WITH YOU. When you know that He is with you and for you, and you put your problems in His mighty hands, you will begin to get a more accurate evaluation of just how so called BIG you problems are.

When they were in your hands, the weight and burden of your problems may have crushed you. But when you involve Jesus, the once monumental problems become so, so small against the largeness of His love and goodness toward you.

Today, as you consider all that you need to do and the expectations placed on you, see Jesus there with you. He is your supply, wisdom, peace, and strength. He is the ONE who will cause you to overcome whatever trial presents itself to you. Thank you Jesus. The Lord is so faithful to His Word. We can completely depend on it to be successful in every area of our lives. Glory to God.