I don’t know about you, but I sure can relate to the Psalmist in this verse. On any given day at any given moment, the multitude of anxieties within me are not only innumerable but overwhelming; the weight of those mental, emotional, physical and spiritual anxieties are simply too much for me to bare. This has led me to a deeper study and a greater understanding of Philippians 4:6-7 and Matthew 6:25, but more on that for another day.
I was reading from Charles Spurgeon this morning and he said something I would like to share with you that led me to Ps. 94:19. He said : “Will not the distresses of life…all seem but light afflictions, when we can hide ourselves beneath the bulwark of “He hath said”?… “He hath said” must be our daily resort. And this may teach us the extreme value of searching the Scriptures. There may be a promise in the Word which would exactly fit your case, but you may not know of it, and therefore you miss its comfort.”
Now consider Ps. 94:19; if we agree that we have a multitude of anxieties and that God’s comforts (promises of compassion) delight our soul, that means there must be an adequate number of God’s promises that will meet the innumerable amount of our worries and troubles.
Take this test with me: off the top of your head, completely from memory, without any media or technology cheats, name as many of God’s promises as you can. Go until you slow down or come to a complete halt. Now name those worrisome, troublesome things that are consuming your heart and mind today or that you have been dealing with for some time. Name those sinful things you struggle with.
See the contrast? If you were like me, you didn’t have to stop and think as long or as hard about the things that you’re worried about or struggle with, but it took some time after the initial few to recall God’s promises and words. Why? Because we spend more time worrying and thinking about everything else in this world than we do in studying and remembering God’s word. We don’t dwell on Him; we don’t marinate ourselves in His truth – Phil. 4:8. When that happens, the obvious conclusion is inevitable: we fail. We continue to struggle. We’re distracted, discouraged and defeated. We turn to the helps of this world rather than relying on the One who made us, gave us life and purpose, saved our soul from eternal damnation, took on death, sin and satan at the cross of Calvary and humiliated them all with His victorious resurrection three days later!!! – Col. 2:13-15; Heb. 2:14.
I encourage you today: stop being consumed by the multitude of anxieties in your life and turn them over to the only One true source of victory. Start dwelling and spending more time on Yeshua, the Savior, and His promises and find the victory you desire and that He promises.
Matthew 11:28 – “Come to Me, all you who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.”