Sunday, February 25, 2007

Stillness

Silence. An agonizing stillness. tortured nerves. It always amazes me how God turns these times of misery into something so wonderful, something that words don't fully express beyond "a peace that passes all understanding". Today, after lots of things happening this week, I was able to settle down, but it wasn't rest-inducing. If anything, it created mass mayhem in my mind because I was finally able to hear my thoughts...

My thoughts tend to jump around a lot, except when I'm obsessing, which I was doing. I was thinking too much about one certain person, and it was making me totally miserable. I began to be jealous, frustrated with myself, etc. Finally, while the rest of my family was watching Chicken Little (an okay movie, by the way, although I prefer Cars & Madagascar), God basically tapped me on the shoulder & suggested that I read His Word. Wow! What a concept!

After reading His Word, admitting I'd rather be obsessing, and praying about it, He truly gave me joy, peace & strength. It's incredible what time with God will do. So often I feel like I'm communicating with a brick wall, yet He keeps answering prayer. Guess I need to pray more! But really: isn't God great, folks?

3 comments:

WebN8 said...

Gee, I've been going nuts lately too, and I'm busy! I guess it's a good thing that I'm not without things to do or I would be in a mental institution! :-P

Come to think of it, the bible is really what's been allowing me to keep some measure of sanity during the last couple of weeks.

Allegra said...

It's great to hear that the Bible has been keeping you from behind bars. :P It's amazing how God works in our lives...maybe going nuts grows us? I do hope so!

Another couple of verses that I came across today were Habakkuk 3:17-19. Wow! What faith he had!

Thanks for commenting and helping me realize I'm not the only one that is struggling with this. Misery loves company, don'tcha know? :D

Crystal Soldier said...

Yup...the Bible is keeping me out of that little padded room I'm sure is waiting for me somewhere...plus staying gainfully occupied.....