Father, there are times when sorrow, worry, doubt, fear and anxiety overwhelms me. Thoughts of the future, the past, and whether everything will work out in the end, play over and over in my mind.
I wonder when my dawn will come, and if things will ever get better. Because really, I don’t see a way right now.
These thoughts break my concentration of all that I need to complete within my day. I am distracted from the joy and happiness You promised, that is renewed every morning.
Psalm 18:2 The LORD is my rock, and my fortress, and my deliverer; my God, my strength, in whom I will trust; my buckler, and the horn of my salvation, and my high tower.
Cast all your cares on him, because he cares for you. —1 Peter 5:7
So often we feel heavily burdened by the pressures of our lives. No one else seems to understand, and most folks simply tell us not to worry—which convinces us that they really don’t understand. God does understand and does care for us, and wants to support us and help us with our struggles. Many times just knowing that someone else understands what we’re fretting about can be enough to ease the load.