So Much More: Creating Space for God (Lectio Divina and Scripture Meditation)

So Much More: Creating Space for God (Lectio Divina and Scripture Meditation)

Jodie Niznik

Give God Your Worries| Scripture Meditation for Fear and Anxiety

May 13, 2024   ●   19 min

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This guided Christian meditation in 1 Peter 5 will give you hope and peace in the midst of the fear and anxiety that difficult seasons bring.

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When hardship or suffering enters our lives, one reason we begin to feel anxiety is because we have no idea when the hard season will end.

This unknown space becomes a breeding ground for the enemy’s lies.

Lies that 1 Peter says are intended to devour us. Devour. Meaning that the enemy wants to consume us and render us ineffective.

1 Peter exhorts us to stand firm against his attack and to remember that God cares for us so we can give our worries and anxieties to him.

If you’re struggling with anxiety and fear because you’re in a difficult season, I believe this meditation is for you. I’m praying God will use His Word to give perspective or reframing to whatever you’re enduring.

And may you remember that you are not alone. God cares deeply for you.

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The whole meditation text is as follows:

1 Peter 5:6–9, New Living Translation

6 So humble yourselves under the mighty power of God, and at the right time he will lift you up in honor. 7 Give all your worries and cares to God, for he cares about you.

8 Stay alert! Watch out for your great enemy, the devil. He prowls around like a roaring lion, looking for someone to devour. 9 Stand firm against him, and be strong in your faith. Remember that your family of believers all over the world is going through the same kind of suffering you are.

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