Psalm 94:19New King James Version (NKJV)
19 In the multitude of my anxieties within me,
Your comforts delight my soul.
Do you worry when evil people seem to prosper and when life gets in your way? You are not alone.
We don’t know for sure who wrote Psalm 94, but we can be certain that the psalmist was annoyed and anxious when he wrote it. He cries out to God, asking Him to “pay back to the proud what they deserve” (v2. TNIV). Then, he goes on with a list of accusations about the evil ones. The psalmist’s anxiety builds until finally, in verses 8-11, he warns his enemies to shape up and start following God. Verse 19 is the turning point – the place in the psalm where the writer is at a loss for words. Completely and utterly exasperated, he turns from his rant and starts praising God. “In the multitude of my anxieties within me,” he says, “Your comfort delight my soul.”
“In the multitude of my anxieties within me.” Does that phrase describe you? When anxiety overwhelms us, we find relief in the words of Psalm 94:19. When we turn our anxious thoughts over to God, He brings contentment to our souls.
– From 365 Encouraging Verses of the Bible, published by Barbour Publishing, Inc. Used by permission.
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