Psalms 91:11 “For he will command his angels concerning you to guard you in all your ways.”
For years now my husband travels regularly on business. It is second nature now and we have a good routine. But it wasn’t always that way. I remember the first trip he took. That night, I laid in bed wide awake most of the night with fear coursing through my veins. I felt the responsibility of staying awake so I could protect my children from any harm that might come. On the evening of the second night, tears threatened to come at the thought of another night without sleep.
Not knowing what else to do, I swallowed my pride and shared my fears with my Bible study group that night. When I got home I opened my Bible to Psalms 91:11 “For he will command his angels concerning you to guard you in all your ways.” The words my friend had prayed earlier that evening came back to me. She prayed God would put angles on all four corners of my property to protect the children and me. I awoke the next morning surprised at having slept soundly the entire night. The children were safe and no harm had come to us.
God is a god of comfort
What are you afraid of? When I shifted my thinking to let go of what I can’t control and trust God, I was able to sleep in peace. Freedom came in surrendering to the One who is greater than I. I wish I could say I never struggled with fear again. But now when fear comes knocking don’t have to toss and turn all night. I chose to set my mind on what is true. These four steps have help transformed my fear to faith.
4 steps to comfort
- Be honest with God about what your hurts and fears are.
- Shift your thinking to let go of what you can’t control and TRUST the almighty, all powerful God.
- Release the need for things to work out the way you want them to. Acknowledge God’s plan works all things for good – even if we can’t understand it now.
- Replace the thoughts of fear with the truths of the Word of God.
Bible verses on comfort
Even though I walk through the darkest valley, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me. Psalm 23:4
The LORD is my light and my salvation— whom shall I fear? The LORD is the stronghold of my life— of whom shall I be afraid? Psalm 27:1
The LORD is a refuge for the oppressed, a stronghold in times of trouble. Psalm 9:9
God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble. Psalms 46:1