Psalm 34:4

I sought the Lord, and he answered me; he delivered me from all my fears. NIV

Prayer is so important.  The Message translates this verse, “God met more than halfway, he freed me from my anxious fears.” The Message

Prayer is a gift that God has given me.  I have the privilege of consulting Him directly at any time, and, if I will only go to Him in prayer when I am anxious or worried, He will meet me … more than halfway.

But, how often do I carry a worry on my own?  Or attempt to absolve my fears by sharing them with others?  If I will only remember to lift them in up in prayer and deposit them at His feet, I will no longer have to carry them.  I will be freed from my anxious fears.

Beth Moore, who I think is just amazing, says that the Bible is very consistent on the subject of captivity.  She teaches that God does not want His children to be held captive by anything that keeps us from the abundant and spirit-filled life that God has planned for us.  She also says that prayerlessness is a barrier to freeing yourself from the thing that holds you captive.  I think that this verse is a great example of that concept.

I can be free of worry through prayer.  That is something that I will think about today.

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