Thursday, July 24, 2014

When You Don't Want To Hear It

Gypsy Slow Down

This week I am working on memorizing some scripture, at Witt's suggestion, to think about when I feel anxious about our future ~ finding a job, a house, the things that are up in the air. 

I made this printable and it's hanging on my bathroom mirror. 

Since I probably look in the mirror more often than I should I'll see it and remember that my heart will only be secure in the Lord.

Not in my plans. 
Not in my marriage. 
Not in a perfect life where everything happens on my schedule.

I've been thinking about another verse this week that is so short and I've heard it a million times but it's powerful. 

Be still and know that I am God.

At work, at Witt's suggestion {funny how your spouse can speak true things to you that you don't really want to hear but better than anyone else} to "turn off my phone" during the day. 

Obviously I can't really turn it off or I'd miss phone calls from my boss but to not look at social media; blogs, Instagram, Pinterest - things that lately have created a restlessness in me. 

Yesterday I did this for the first time and lo and behold, my battery lasted all day! 
On a serious note, for me at this time, it was so necessary.
 I tend to compare my life to others and I don't need to do that. 

Often I have these grand plans to have a fabulous summer and to do all kinds of fun things and good things, and they are good but if it's just a mask hiding what's really going on in my soul than it's just that...a mask.

 While they are fun at the moment and create great memories, all masks have to come off; often at moments that we wish they wouldn't, when we are vulnerable or angry or everything is crumbling down. 

So for now, every time I feel unsure about the future, I want to focus on this verse.

On having no fear of bad news

a secure heart

freely giving of myself

so that I can live peacefully in the time that God has given me. 


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