23 Search me, God, and know my heart;
test me and know my anxious thoughts.
24 See if there is any offensive way in me,
and lead me in the way everlasting.
– Ps. 139:23-24
English: An anxious person (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
But why did David considered his ‘anxious thoughts’ as offensive to the Lord?
Maybe, because anxiety triggers a human body into a “Fight or Flight” response, it is a primal human response. Our brain pushes us to act and be in control of the situation and rely on our abilities to contain the circumstances that causes us to worry. The “Faith and Wait” vanishes in thin air, and even seasoned Christians fail at times.
There is a thin line between doubt and anxiety. While having doubts is healthy, anxiety profits to nothing, it sucks out faith.
And without faith, displeases God (Heb 11:6) and offends Him.
Do Not Worry
25 “Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothes? 26 Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they? 27 Can any one of you by worrying add a single hour to your life[e]?
28 “And why do you worry about clothes? See how the flowers of the field grow. They do not labor or spin.29 Yet I tell you that not even Solomon in all his splendor was dressed like one of these. 30 If that is how God clothes the grass of the field, which is here today and tomorrow is thrown into the fire, will he not much more clothe you—you of little faith? 31 So do not worry, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’ 32 For the pagans run after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them. 33 But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well. 34 Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.
- Hump Day Prayer 9.4.13 (jimkane.wordpress.com)