You best defense is continual communication with God.
Do you ever feel like there is so much going on your head might spin off? That’s how I feel right now!
I’m in the process of selling two houses and moving back to Columbia, applying for a new position at work, enrolling my daughter in high school and entertaining the idea of dating. My life is a little hectic, to say the least. I’m trying to remain positive, but I’ll confess, I’ve had doubts that everything is going to work out the way I want it to.
I’m constantly reminding myself of Jeremiah 29:11:
“For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.”
Today’s Jesus Calling devotional reminded me that I have to put my faith and trust in God, because He’s got this! He already knows what’s going to happen:
“REFUSE TO WORRY! In this world there will always be something enticing you to worry. The temptation to be anxious is constantly with you, trying to worm its ways into your mind. The best defense is continual communication with Me, richly seasoned with thanksgiving. Awareness of My Presence fills your mind with Light and Peace, leaving no room for fear. This awareness lifts you up above your circumstances, enabling you to see problems from My perspective. Live close to Me! Together we can keep the wolves of worry at bay.
“Be joyful always; pray continually; give thanks in all circumstances, for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.” — 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18
After reading this devotional today, I knew that God was reminding me to ‘live close to Him’ and TRUST in Him.
Yes, Lord, I’m listening, and I TRUST you! Thank you for the peace of mind your presence brings me, and thank you for reminding me of your love every day.