Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Beth Moore on Anxiety: "Here Am I. Hit Me!"

Awesome message from Beth Moore this morning! Just what I needed to hear.

Earlier in the week, she asked everyone to comment with their greatest prayer concern right now so that she could integrate some of them into her livestream video. (If you missed it, look in the archive under "Live Stream Devotional: What's your biggest concern?" -- and be patient, the audio gets better quickly.) 

Her video response to our comments nailed it, at least for me. I was convicted that I'm full of anxiety over things that I haven't fully surrendered to God. (And God will exalt you in due time, if you humble yourselves under his mighty hand by casting all your cares on him because he cares for you. 1 Peter 5:6-7. http://bible.org/netbible/ )

Bingo!

"Anxiety is a waving red flag that says, 'Here am I. Hit me!'"

Bam! You'd think I wouldn't need that spelled out for me, but I'm so grateful that she did.

Several years ago, I was feeling very distant from God and under spiritual attack. I even blogged about it, back when I wasn't really blogging publicly that much here at blogger. It sunk in for a while. But here I've been again in a wrestling match with God.

It's so good to be reminded again and again, and to surrender to God what I should have surrendered a long time ago.

And that's why I think of Beth as an honorary Pastor's Wife. Thanks Beth for sharing your heart with us!