Psalm 118:5-6a, "In my anguish I cried to the Lord, and He answered by setting me free. The Lord is with me; I will not be afraid."
I wrote this verse in my journal this week. I was feeling some financial anguish and it was getting me down more than I wanted it to. In this verse the word "anguish" literally means "tight place." So when we are in a tight place-- stressful, overwhelmed, crowded by the demands on us-- God answers by setting us free, literally providing a larger place. I needed Him to set me free, to relax that tight squeeze I was feeling. And I can say that, while the circumstances haven't changed, my perspective has. I don't feel the tightness-- the anxiety I felt when I cried to Him. I know He is with me and I have nothing to fear, even an uncertain future. He is sovereign and I can rest in that.
If you are feeling anxious about something, cry out to the Lord and witness His amazing ability to set you free.