Today I read aloud the verse from Psalm 94:19: “When anxiety was great within me, your consolation brought me joy.”
I think about the “consolation” of God and all the various forms His great comfort take. He’s the God of All Comfort! (2 Corinthians 1:3)
The greatest evidence of this consolation is the presence of God Himself, but I also wonder if, along the way, God brings visible demonstrations of comfort in the midst of our worry.
“When you feel anxiety, begin to look for the comfort God sends. The comfort might come in an unusual way, but look for it!” I tell my youngest daughter who feels nervous for school.
I like thinking of the day in terms of a treasure hunt for God’s comforting ways–through Himself, through others He sends, through some circumstance, through a gift, or even an experience in nature. His unlimited comfort is always available.