Jesus knew that this world would give us trouble. It certainly gave Him no end of troubles! But He had a promise for those who follow Him. In John 16, He told His disciples that they would experience sorrow and trouble, but He had overcome all of that. Not only that, but He would be sending His Spirit of Truth! "I have said these things to you, that in me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation. But take heart; I have overcome the world.” (John 16:33 ESV) I want to be consistently reaching for the Truth that overcomes the troubles of the world. Just like a dose of pain medication, I need to take it at regular intervals to control those spasms of anxiety.
I thank God for His Spirit that abides in me, reminding me of His Truth as well as His Words recorded in my Bible. My memory seems to be short and when the pain is at a level 8, I need a heavy dose.