The Upper Room Daily Devotional 2 September 2022 for Friday Message || Anxiety and Faith
Read The Upper Room Daily Devotional 2 September 2022 Message by Derrick Zurn (Pennsylvania, USA)
TOPIC: Anxiety and Faith
KEY VERSE: The Lord is a refuge for the oppressed, a stronghold in times of trouble. – Psalm 9:9 (NIV)
The Upper Room Daily Devotional 2 September 2022 MESSAGE
I’ve dealt with anxiety and depression for a long time. Some days I feel like I can take on anything that comes my way; other days I feel like crawling under a rock. The constant stress of the pandemic has turned up the volume on these emotions. Most days, I feel trapped in a bubble with no way to break out.
The stress of these times wears on me, but it has also taught me about God’s power, comfort, and strength in new ways. I’ve always been a believer, and I talk to God on a regular basis. But this year has been different. I’ve clung to my faith like never before, praying and praising God for each new day and each new blessing.
Even though my anxiety still remains, my relationship with my Creator helps me to feel calmer and gives me the capacity to think about others. Because God is with me, I can set aside the bad feelings and work for good. And I always remember that it’s okay to ask God and others for help.
Dear God, give us strength, guidance, and perseverance so we can take on life’s challenges and love others like Jesus does. Amen.
THOUGHT FOR THE DAY
On my darkest days, God’s light is still with me.
Someone dealing with anxiety
The Upper Room Daily Devotional 2 September 2022 Message. The Upper Room is a daily devotional magazine published in more than 30 languages and 100 countries around the world. The daily meditations are written by readers of the magazine and others interested in sharing their faith experiences through writing—both laity and clergy, published authors and new writers. Read More