I recently teamed up with the Gather at Dawn app to share a devotion for their users. This mobile app was created to encourage those who may struggle with anxiety or depression to:
- Start every day with consistent God time.
- Support their mental wellbeing.
- Find a dependable faith gathering online.
I love this app because it provides a daily Scripture, a weekly devotion, audio meditations and practices, a podcast, a Bible you can open in the app, a custom prayer journal, Scriptural affirmations on different topics, and a community for prayer and discussion.
I use the app, and I highly recommend it. Below is the introduction to the devotion I wrote, entitled “A Biblical Process for Managing Anxiety that Disrupts Sleep.”
I sat up in bed and pulled out my phone, navigating to the Kindle app and the latest book I was reading. It was the fourth time I had tried to sleep without success. Over and over, I would read until my eyes got heavy, but as soon as I put the phone away, the worry would return.
Several problems loomed large that night when the world quieted and the daily distractions were removed. I prayed over these concerns off and on throughout the day, but at night they just seemed to grow and take on a life of their own. I couldn’t seem to shake off the feeling of dread and fear of what the future might hold...