One great mistake I’ve made again and again in life is to worry.
Yes, from the time I was very young my heart would become
troubled and upset
about many things.
Although I grew physically and
entered my teens and young adult years.
I’d still worry and
at times become overcome with fears and doubts.
Drained of joy in the moment
I’d hope things would work out.
And they tended to.
Not that it was always smooth sailing.
No, no one’s life is like that
but the dreaded things I’d fear would never happen.
The sun would rise on the next day
and life somehow continued.
worry, fear, a troubled heart
didn’t fit with my growing faith in the Lord.
No, and that troubled me.
I knew His Word said that He is Faithful.
Yes, I knew by heart so many of those verses
telling us to not fear
telling me that my way of coping with life was wrong.
It wasn’t until I was older that I began to learn the secret-
the secret that would change my life
and open the way for me to do things
I never would have considered before.
Rather than worry
He whispered to me ‘to nestle’.
Yes, nestle down deep in His Love
and there I discovered peace.
There I found One Who held me no matter how dark the night
or furious the storm.
Let not your heart be troubled. Believe in God; believe also in me.
As I learned to rest in the Love of Jesus
I found a peace
that is beyond my ability to describe but available to all.
As I walked that long ramp to board the plane forRussia
many years ago
my mind thought of all the possible reasons the adoption might fail
or I might not ever make it back home.
But I was held by the One Who understood and knew all my doubts and fears.
Yes, He knew my very weakness and still called me to follow Him.
I sensed His Hand outstretched
trembling with all my fears
and I knew His Love and strong keeping.
S,o I went forth
even slept on the plane
and in a few days came home holding my precious daughter.
Yes, I was safer in Russia than anywhere else.
The safest Place is always in Him.
Every day we face numerous unexpected disasters.
earthquakes, tornadoes, storms, financial upsets, illness
but the words of Jesus speak truth today.
Yes, we are surrounded by troubles and trials
but the answer to it all is in learning to rest in Jesus.
Don’t wrestle, just nestle.
Good words, don’t you think?
hold onto these words throughout this day
Don’t let this throw you. You trust God, don’t you? Trust Me.
(John 14:1 The Message)
Lovely! And good timing! Thank you, Sharon. I’m apt to overthink and fret, but just this morning I was asking God’s help with fears and worries that don’t align well with faith.
How kind of our Lord and how humbling, Mary. I understand just what you mean but simply letting Him have it all is life abundant! Thank you so much for sharing.