Here is an same from my very first devotional “A Journey Toward Intimacy” which will be releasing via Amazon.com fairly soon.
In the Midst of Anxiety
Last night I was overcome with anxiety, perhaps you can relate. Sleep was far from me, it was as though the enemy (Satan) was at war within inside my mind and heart. As we have seen in a previous devotion, the enemy is the farther of lies. The trick to the enemy’s lies is that they almost seem true.
God doesn’t love you, because you’re not good enough.
Well yes, your right I am not good enough, but God does love me because he sent his son for me.
Satan might reply: Even so, you’re a horrible Christian, you don’t love God for who he is, and you love him for the gifts he gives you.
Very well king douche bag, I am not a good Christian, but his mercies are new every morning.
In the midst of anxiety, our only hope can and must be Christ himself. As I got out of bed the next day I dove into the psalms, instantly God brought come to my frantic self. As today’s texts reads: I sought the Lord, and he answered me and delivered me from all my fears. Those who look to him are radiant, and their faces shall never be ashamed. This poor man cried, and the Lord heard him and saved out of all his troubles. The angel of the Lord encamps around those who fear him, and delivers them.
In the midst of anxiety, we have a mighty fortress to run to, in the midst of anxiety the peace of the father will rest upon us and we will smile with radiance, in the midst of anxiety there is a strong and mighty hand to deliver us.
May you know his peace and the beauty of his presence, and may it be well with you today.