I am not sure why it always amazes me, the power, the beauty and the wonder of His word. Do I somehow forget how comforting the living Word is?
It doesn’t matter what ‘season’ we are in, what kind of crazy circumstances or storms we are weathering, His life giving Word can soothe our souls.
This morning my ‘soul’ was feeling a bit frazzled and frayed. Nothing horrible is going on, but life has been at an unusually frenetic pace for the past several weeks. Again, nothing too terribly big, just a lot of busy things.
Simply being a mom to nine (ten if you include my precious daughter-in-law), a Mimi to two keeps me hopping. Thank You, Father for the gift of children and the strength and health to be all that!
Now add into that mix, ministering to who the Lord puts in my path, (why did I ever question if I would have a ‘ministry’?!) figuring out the school year for six children, starting a business of sorts, a very ill father, a mama who is moving across the country . . . oh, yes, feeding, cooking and managing this home. Not to mention, I have an awesome man who needs his woman every now and again.
Can you see how one might be a little frayed around the edges? I have sensed His keeping these past weeks. Often times I hear that still small voice to ‘be still and know’. To keep my eyes on Him and I will have perfect peace. I have had to stop and breathe and say, ‘okay, Father, what next?’
But this morning, feeling a bit like, ‘where do I even start?’ So much swirling around me. My thoughts flit from one thing to the next, no peace. '”What about this? How am I going to do this? Should I be doing that? I want this or that.”
I read Psalm 37. Calm washes over me. Peace begins to reign again. I write out verses that are speaking to my heart.
Trust in the LORD, and do good; so shalt thou dwell in the land, and verily thou shalt be fed .
Ahh, simply trust in Him and do good, do what is in front of me.
Delight thyself also in the LORD: and he shall give thee the desires of thine heart. . . Commit thy way unto the LORD; trust also in him; and he shall bring it to pass. . . And he shall bring forth thy righteousness as the light, and thy judgment as the noonday.
Delight myself in HIM! Commit all of this to HIM! Trust HIM! He will bring it to pass. Ahh, breathe in, breathe out.
Rest in the LORD, and wait patiently for him: fret not thyself because of him who prospereth in his way . . .
Rest in HIM! Wait and fret not, still breathing.
The steps of a good man are ordered by the LORD: and he delighteth in his way. . . Though he fall, he shall not be utterly cast down: for the LORD upholdeth him with his hand.
My steps are ordered by the Lord, even though I fall I shall not be utterly cast down, He upholds me with His hand! I don’t need to do it all, I can rest, I can wait, I can trust, He upholds me.
See how this works?? Don’t you just LOVE His Word? Where do you find yourself today? A bit frazzled and frayed? Have you run to His Word? You really can’t go wrong, the whole book is awesome Share with me what is speaking to your heart lately.
Love you and miss my time here. Thankful for the moments to share my heart.