I’m Leah Bulfin. Welcome to the God Centred Meditation blog. I hope you’ve had an amazing week.
I just wanted to follow up on a video I shared a couple of weeks ago called “What to do when you’re feeling anxious”.
I want to share a little story that happened to my husband and I think many of you can related to this.
I shared the video and the message on “What to do when you’re feeling anxious” and I encouraged everyone to get away and spend some time with God. So that’s what my husband did. He had been under an enormous amount of pressure at work and was feeling that sense of anxiety in his spirit. That feeling when you don’t really know what it is specifically that you’re anxious about but there’s a feeling and a weight in your heart and in your stomach and you just can’t shake it. It’s an awful feeling.
So he was quite encouraged by the message that I shared that day and so after dinner that night he went away and got aside by himself in a spare room and spent a good … probably about an hour or so with God just letting go of the stress and the anxiety and the worry.
And he came out and he was really feeling great; really felt like he had got rid of that anxiety. His heart was filled with peace. The next day he went to work and was really feeling great about everything and feeling on top of it and really not feeling under stress… well he was under stress but not feeling the anxiety of that.
But then next day came and he said to me “I’ve woken up and I’ve got that feeling again”.
It was amazing because I had just been meditating on a scripture that day and so I want to share that for anyone else who has experienced the same thing – you’ve got away with God, you’ve got peace in your heart and then after a few days or so that sense of anxiety comes back.
I found this incredible scripture so I hope this encourages and helps you today too.
It comes from 2 Corinthians chapter 1 verses 8-10 and it says –
“We were under great pressure, far beyond our ability to endure so that we despaired of life itself”
I’m sure that most of us can relate to that feeling “under great pressure” and we feel like it’s beyond our ability to endure.
Paul goes on and he says “in fact we expected to die. But as a result we stopped relying on ourselves and learned to rely only on God, who raises the dead” That’s how powerful He (God) is.
And then verse 10 – and this is the bit that I think is so fantastic and really helps us so much. Paul said –
“He has delivered us from such a deadly peril AND HE WILL DELIVER US AGAIN. On Him we have set our hope that He will continue to deliver us”.
That word is just incredible. He has delivered us before. We’ve had times where we know that He’s been there and He’s got us through the times we didn’t think we could endure. We didn’t think we could get through. And here’s this scripture encouraging us to say that “He WILL deliver us again”.
So when that word goes from being a desperate hope and a prayer “God please help me” and we attach faith to it, it goes from being “God please help deliver me” it goes to being a word of “He WILL. He WILL deliver us again”.
Do you know I’ve found that often times our prayers can become a case of just blabbing all of our fears to God – and I say that with the utmost respect because I know that people are going through the most difficult of times.
Prayer is powerful and we should pray but sometimes we are just telling God all our fears and do you know, fear does not activate God. Faith does.
So when we get away with God and spend time with Him and we’re able to say “you know what God, I believe you. You’ve delivered me before and I know that you will deliver me again. Your Word says you will deliver us again”.
So I pray that helps you. If you went away and you were encouraged last time and it gave you a sense of strength and peace but yet that feeling has come back. That feeling – it might be stress, anxiety, whatever it is and you’re feeling overwhelmed I want you to be encouraged by this word “He WILL deliver you again”.
So get away, spend some time with God. Let that get into your heart. Let go of all your worries and cares and in your meditation time, meditate on that word “He will deliver me again”.
I’m really praying that helps and blesses you this week. God bless and I will see you again next week.
*My husband Jeff is my greatest supporter and encourager. I could not do what I do without his wisdom, encouragement and support. He has graciously allowed me to share his story today.