Anxiety and its cousins, worry, misgiving, angst, and even fear, are never far from us.
A million what-ifs plague us. Some imaginary, some inconsequential, but others with the power of life and death.
An old hymn says, “For I know, whate’er befall me, Jesus doeth all things well.”† Singing these words of praise help to right my anxious heart and refocus on Him who always gives what is best to me, His child. Confidence in God as our loving, always-working-for-good Father helps me “calmly wait Thy will.”*
If you don’t know this hymn, may your heart sing another today to keep anxiety and worry far away.
* 365 Eminent Clergymen and Laymen, God’s Minute: A Book of 365 Daily Prayers (Philadelphia: The John C. Winston Company, 1916), 40.
† Fanny Crosby, “All the Way My Savior Leads Me” in Brightest and Best, by Robert Lowry and W. Howard Doane (New York: Biglow & Main, 1875), number 65.