Saturday, August 29, 2015

Our Help Comes From The Lord

Often times we work ourselves up over nothing. Anxiety creeps in and the next thing you know, everything you thought was important has magnified to a full blown hurricane. I know I am not alone. I have come to the realization that I am my own worst enemy and if not properly addressed, I will no doubt self-destruct by ushering in depression, stress, fatigue, heart palpitations, headaches, and more. The devil is a lie on that.

In the past few months I have allowed myself to mentally self-destruct. Emotions on high alert. Patience is on an extended vacation, and lets not talk about tolerance for the mundane and pointless tasks. Yeah, I am not having it. Either it works or it doesn’t. Either you have a solution or miss me with the problem, especially if the problem has been talked about for what, a few years now. I am gone.

I am being transparent in the fact that I am not one of the gossip girls, chatty Cathy types. You won’t find me entertaining too much or too many. My introverted personality will not participate. The OCD in me will no doubt stomp its foot in protest and send me totally over the edge to anxiety-ville. Shoot, I am a control freak in my own world. I am a perfectionist in my world and the processing part of my brain is way past what it heard or thought and has moved at the speed of light to a solution. Period. Solution.

Psalm 121
A song for pilgrims ascending to Jerusalem.

I look up to the mountains—
    does my help come from there?
My help comes from the Lord,
    who made heaven and earth!
He will not let you stumble;
    the one who watches over you will not slumber.
Indeed, he who watches over Israel
    never slumbers or sleeps.
The Lord himself watches over you!
    The Lord stands beside you as your protective shade.
The sun will not harm you by day,
    nor the moon at night.

The Lord keeps you from all harm
    and watches over your life.
The Lord keeps watch over you as you come and go,
    both now and forever

Our help comes from the Lord above and I praise God for Who He Is.  We only exhausts ourselves mentally, physically and emotionally. We must look to Him for direction and peace. We must do what the word of God says to do in Philippians 4:6, be anxious for nothing. Period. Stop right there and say that again, be anxious for nothing. We must get in a position of stillness and submit our cares to Him. We must start our day and end our nights with giving God praise and allowing Him to be our center.

With the holidays sliding in, we will all be tossed to and fro. Take some time now to get centered and to usher in Gods peace with praise. Our help comes from the Lord.


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