Where to Find Everything You Need

Where to Find Everything You Need

Do you need hope, strength, comfort, understanding, or relief from anxiety and depression? There’s a place where you can find everything you need.
Do you need hope, strength, mercy, comfort, peace, or relief from anxiety and depression I can tell you where to go. Go to the middle of your Bible to the book of Psalms!
Go to the middle of your Bible to the book of Psalms!

I recently discovered a new love for the Psalms, more by chance than by intention.

I acquired a small New Testament with Psalms and Proverbs. Somehow it found its way to the front seat of my car. One day, I got to work a little early (I teach English to international students) and decided to open the little Bible.

I turned to the first Psalm and read it.

I. New Daily Habit

I decided then and there that I would make this a new daily habit.

Get to work in time to read a Psalm in the car before going in to teach English all day long to young people from all over the world–of different dispositions and personalities or seemingly no personality, of different levels of ability or seemingly no ability, of different faiths or no faith.

Yes, I needed help from the Psalms for my job. Why hadn’t I thought of this before?

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II. Anxiety Relief

I am not aware of having anxiety. In fact, I pride myself on not being anxious. (I am too old and wise to be anxious, worried, or depressed.) Even my boss, the director of our school, has often remarked about how calm I am.
Do you need hope, strength, mercy, comfort, peace, or relief from anxiety and depression? I can tell you where to go. Go to the middle of your Bible to the book of Psalms!

I believe that it’s impossible for anyone to learn a second language if they are nervous or stressed. A calm teacher with a relaxed classroom, that’s me.

However, my physical body has betrayed me. I was having some physical issues that my doctor attributed to anxiety. He put me on some anti-anxiety medication, which I quit taking because I was not willing to endure the side effects, especially since I was not emotionally aware of experiencing anxiety.

So I started doing a little something extra with my Psalm each morning. I began to look for an anti-anxiety truth in every Psalm, just a few words that I could repeat to myself as I walked into the school and up the stairs and down the hall to my classroom as well as anytime during the day as needed.

Dear friends, I promise this helped, not just spiritually but also emotionally and physically.

III. God’s Presence in Everyday Life

The mission of this blog is to share the ways that God’s presence is apparent in each of our everyday lives. This is a major theme of the book of Psalms.

In joy or in sorrow, in times of peril and times of peace, through the valley of the shadow of death or rejoicing on the mountaintop, His presence is constant. As my favorite preacher used to say, “I’ve just about preached myself happy!”

There will be more Psalms here at Daily Bouquets. You can count on that! I hope you’ll visit often and please leave a comment.


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Do you need hope, strength, comfort, understanding, or relief from anxiety and depression? The book of PSALMS is the place where you can find everything you need.Do you need hope, strength, comfort, or relief from anxiety--In the book of PSALMS, you find everything you need.

When anxiety was great within me, your consolation brought me JOY, --Psalm 94:19
The Lord on high is mightier than the noise of many waters, yea, than the mighty waves of the sea. --Psalm 93:4
I wait for the Lord, my soul waits, and in His word I put my HOPE. --Psalm 130:5

Comments

  1. I love this Rosemary! God’s word has everything we need! Thank you for posting this and sharing your heart!

    • This was one of those unplanned posts, the kind that just come from what seems like nowhere (but probably “a divine somewhere”). But sometimes while writing, I wonder, “Will my readers get my point?” Thank you so much for confirming this post with your thoughtful comment. It means more than I can express!

  2. This is so good, Rosemary! I like to read a Psalm every day myself. Have been doing it 25 years. It’s changed my life!

  3. Tammy Newman :

    I love this Rosemary! I found this on Pinterest and it looked so interesting so I checked it out. I believe God led me here. I suffer from depression and anxiety and take 2 different medications for this and would love to dwindle my way off them. I am going to do what you are doing with the book of Psalms. I always get to work a little early, so I will keep one of my bibles in my car and read a chapter a day. Thank you so much for sharing this!!

  4. Ufedo Ochimana :

    Dear Rosemary. I am a Nigerian woman who is going into blogging. I am inspired by some of your posts. Will it be okay to share some on my wall? Thanks.

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