From Jesus Calling, a devotional written from Jesus’ point of view.
As you get out of bed in the morning, be aware of My Presence with you. You may not be thinking clearly yet, but I am. Your early morning thoughts tend to be anxious ones until you get connected with Me. Invite Me into your thoughts by whispering My Name. Suddenly your day brightens and feels more user-friendly. You cannot dread a day that is vibrant with My Presence.
You gain confidence through knowing that I am with you—that you face nothing alone. Anxiety stems from asking the wrong question: “If such and such happens, can I handle it?” the true question is not whether you can copy with whatever happens, but whether you and I together can handle anything that occurs. It this you-and-I-together factor that gives you confidence to face the day cheerfully.
My voice You shall hear in the morning, O Lord; In the morning I will direct it to You, And I will look up. —Psalm 5:3
O God, You are my God;
Early will I seek You;
My soul thirsts for You;
My flesh longs for You
In a dry and thirsty land
Where there is no water.
I can do all things through Christ[a] who strengthens me. —Philippians 4:13
Excerpted from Jesus Calling: Enjoying Peace in His Presence Copyright ©2004 by Sarah Young. Published by Thomas Nelson. Used by permission. All rights reserved.