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God Sees Your Heart| Scripture Meditation for Fear and Anxiety

May 06, 2024
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This guided Christian meditation in 1 Samuel will give you space to remember how God sees you, regardless of how you view yourself.

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Rejection not only stings, but it also lingers.

Rejection threatens to identify us as unworthy or unwanted, which can create anxiety and fear. If we truly start to believe these lies, then we’ll shrink back, cease, and get small. We stop being who God created us to be.

King David may have been one of the greatest kings who ever lived, but he had to overcome being overlooked.

In this meditation, we will remember that God looks at our hearts.

If you’re fearful or anxious because you feel rejected, this week’s mediation will encourage you to remember …

God sees your heart.

God sees the very best of you.

God sees who he made you to be.

God sees you covered in the righteousness of Christ.


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The whole meditation text is as follows:

1 Sam 16:6-12, NLT

6 When (Jesse and his sons) arrived, Samuel took one look at Eliab (the oldest son) and thought, “Surely this is the Lord’s anointed!”

7 But the Lord said to Samuel, “Don’t judge by his appearance or height, for I have rejected him. The Lord doesn’t see things the way you see them. People judge by outward appearance, but the Lord looks at the heart.”

8 Then Jesse told his son Abinadab to step forward and walk in front of Samuel. But Samuel said, “This is not the one the Lord has chosen.” 9 Next Jesse summoned Shimea, but Samuel said, “Neither is this the one the Lord has chosen.” 10 In the same way all seven of Jesse’s sons were presented to Samuel. But Samuel said to Jesse, “The Lord has not chosen any of these.” 11 Then Samuel asked, “Are these all the sons you have?”

“There is still the youngest,” Jesse replied. “But he’s out in the fields watching the sheep and goats.”

“Send for him at once,” Samuel said. “We will not sit down to eat until he arrives.”

12 So Jesse sent for him. He was dark and handsome, with beautiful eyes.

And the Lord said, “This is the one; anoint him.”

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Jodie Niznik is a seminary-trained lover of God’s Word who has served in vocational ministry for over twelve years. She helps people create space for God in their lives through her Scripture meditation podcast and equips them to take another step with Jesus through her Real People, Real Faith Bible studies and teaching. You can connect with her at
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