When my heart is overwhelmed

From the ends of the earth, I cry to you for help when my heart is overwhelmed. Lead me to the towering rock of safety, for you are my safe refuge, a fortress where my enemies cannot reach me. Let me live forever in your sanctuary, safe beneath the shelter of your wings!  PSALM 61:2-4 (NLT)

Lord, life happens all the time, and no matter how much I try to plan or prepare for the future, the unexpected occurs. I try to control my world, and just when I think I might have it all together, something happens to remind me that I am not in control. From deep grief to small disappointments, those things can cause my emotions to spin out of control and overwhelm my heart.

When those times come – and they will – lift my chin and help me focus on You. You are a very present help in times of trouble. Only You can calm the storm inside of me when a tornado of uncertainty spins from within. You are my peace and my strength. You provide shelter and safety to my wounded heart. When I look to You, I find a place of rest from all the questions running through my mind.

Thank You for always being there for me when I cry out to You. Thank You for always settling my soul with Your presence. I put my mind on You and I rest in the sanctuary of Your love. Help me live my life under the shelter of Your wings. I close my eyes and rest in You now.

Amen.

 

source: Prayers for an anxious heart

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