For I, the Lord your God, will hold your right hand, saying to you, "Fear not, I will help you."
Isaiah 41:13 (NKJV)
How often, when we face fear and troubled times, do we allow ourselves to be completely overcome? We submit to the anxiety, we bend before the pain and the worry, and we permit all of that to dominate our lives. This becomes an ever-increasing cycle of trouble for us; the more we worry, the more we focus on our troubles, the more we try to handle all of it ourselves, the worse it appears to get. And so on, all the time our fear increases, and our worries consume us. And then to weaken us even further we find that we cannot sleep, we toss and turn all night worrying about the burdens that we have been given.
That is not to say that we should NOT consider our problems; of course we should! But we should be looking at them from a different perspective, we should be taking the problems one at a time, holding them up before God and saying "Father, please bear this burden for me? Please take this pain, this trouble, this worry from me? Father, I acknowledge this problem, but I cannot resolve it alone, please help me?"
Be assured that God WILL assist you, have faith and it will be so. Read Isaiah 41:13, where God says "Fear not, I WILL HELP YOU". That is His promise! God loves you, He is with you always at your side, holding your hand and guiding your through the difficulties, if only you will acknowledge Him and allow Him in.
And when you do that, you will understand more fully the meaning behind the words in Proverbs 3:24; "When you lie down, you will not be afraid; Yes, you will lie down and your sleep will be sweet." Now THAT is a wonderful promise indeed!