Monday, December 5, 2011

Do Not Fret


"Be still before the LORD 
and wait patiently for him; 
do not fret... 
Whoever dwells in the shelter of the Most High 
will rest in the shadow of the Almighty. 
I will say of the LORD, “He is my refuge and my fortress, 
my God, in whom I trust.” Psalm 37, 91

I love the days where I am still before the Lord, 
just waiting patiently before Him.
I have a sense of resting in the shadow of the Almighty
and all is well.
And then there are days where a thought comes--
or many thoughts--
and I find myself fretting.
The closer I am growing in my relationship
with Jesus,
the more I am anxious in my fretting. 
I am aware that it is not pleasing to Him.
I am aware that it is a lack of trust.
I "suppose" many things and scan the realm of possibilities,
usually landing on those which are not good in my sight.
Fretting is always wrong.
Today Lord, I take those things 
which have lodged into my thoughts 
causing me to have even the slightest bit of anxiety,
and I cast them into Your care.
By Your grace, I will place them into Your care
as many times as they come into mine.
Thank You that Your portion is rest.
Today, I ask that You enable me to make Your shadow
my dwelling place.

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