It’s been two weeks now and that just seems like a long time ago. Yet we are here again with Kate and our friends at Five Minute Friday. Kate gives the word prompt and we write for 5 minutes on that prompt, link-up together and share. If you’d like to join us, click here. Our word prompt today: SURPRISE
10:34 PM… 11:23 PM… 11:55 PM… 12:33 AM… 12:55 AM… 1:15 AM… 1:34 AM….
I’m always surprised as how fast fear can take over.
My mind mulls over the events of the day and all that’s on the agenda for the morning. Thoughts conjure up imaginary what-if’s and I’m worrying over made-up scenarios and how they need to work out.
- How will I fix this?
- Where will the answer come from?
- When… and how long?
And now I’m twirling in a whirlpool of worry and my circumstance has not even changed.
And while I’m twirling and whirling… I shouldn’t be surprised at how fast His grace rushes in when I call to Him.
Sometimes I’m so busy fretting and worrying I forget who ultimately holds all of this and who has it under control.
I’ve learned some time ago that He handles things so much better than I do. I’m still learning how to stop trying to solve and instead resolve to let Him carry the load.
It’s about putting a stop to the whirlpool of worry and instead holding onto the promise of His Truth to us.
His promises of
- I will never leave you.
- I work all things for the good.
- I will meet all your needs.
“Don’t fret or worry. Instead of worrying, pray. Let petitions and praises shape your worries into prayers, letting God know your concerns. Before you know it, a sense of God’s wholeness, everything coming together for good will come and settle you down. It’s wonderful what happens when Christ displaces worry at the center of your life.” ~ Philippians 4:6-7
So as we toss and turn, our worries produce nothing but unrest. Yet as we turn our mind toward His Truth, we are rescued from the whirlpool of drowning worry and placed in the lifeboat of His Grace…. then we rest well in the peace He provides.
Happy Friday all.