May God himself, the God [of peace] who makes everything holy and whole, make you holy and whole, put you together—spirit, soul, and body—and keep you fit for the coming of our Master, Jesus Christ. The One who called you is completely dependable. If he said it, he’ll do it! (1 Thessalonians 5:23-24 The Message)
Do you ever wake up with a lot on your mind?
Worrying and overthinking about the day ahead were messing with my ability to relax and converse with GOD.
I messed around with the images and words for the collage, but an overwhelming frustration continued to weigh me down. I wanted to go hide in solitude, but I needed to engage with my planned day.
I texted and emailed some friends to lift me up in prayer to find peace in spite of my anxious thoughts.
Asking for others to pray for me and relaxing into GOD’s presence helped. His peace began to breakthrough my anxious thoughts. I chose to think less and trust more.
I needed Brother Lawrence’s advice:
“That useless thoughts spoil all: that the mischief began there; but that we ought to reject them, as soon as we perceived their impertinence to the matter in hand . . .and return to our communion with GOD.”
How do you focus your thoughts on GOD,
especially when life crowds out your peace?