At the beginning of each new month, look for a glimpse into my devotional journal where I use the S.O.A.P. method for Bible study. I trust it will be as encouraging for you as it is for me and if you haven’t already, give this method a try.
Psalm 94:19—When my anxious thoughts multiply within me, Your consolations delight my soul.
“When” not “if”.
Anxious thoughts earn compound interest and have a snowball effect.
The definition of consolation is: comfort received after disappointment and loss.
When God shows up after the disappointment of anxiety or worry, it satisfies at the deepest level.
When anxiety and pressures attack, we need to shift our focus forward to God’s coming consolation. He will show up in our situation and will eventually bring ultimate consolation when He sets everything straight, judges evil, and rewards his own.
But we can only connect with His consolation if we position ourselves to receive it. Comfort comes through His Word and His communication. In other words, through the daily disciplines of Bible study and prayer.
Lord, help us position ourselves to receive your comfort whenever we are faced with anxiety and life pressures. And help us to fix our gaze on your future promises and our future destiny when all will be made right.