Sunday, November 20, 2016

Confident in Uncertainty

"Do not be anxious about anything,
but in every situation...
present your requests to God."

Do not be anxious about ANYTHING.
These days I can find it hard not to
be be anxious about everything...
no matter where I look, something
tempts me to give in to anxiety.

When distracted by an unruly thought,
and I forget that prayer shifts my focus,
I become a magnet for others like it. 
And I find myself overwhelmed with
anxious thoughts. And eroding faith.

It takes courage to stand in uncertainty, 
"confident that I will see God's 
goodness in the land of the living."
Regardless of what I am facing, 
what those I love are facing, 
or what this nation is facing.
Prayer gets us to the place of still waters, 
where anxiety cannot thrive.
And we hear Him say, 
"I will fight for you and you can be still."
I need to be still today.

His promise of peace is my assurance 
for a sound mind, a steadfast heart, 
and a still spirit in the midst of the swirl.
My peace magnifies the worth of the gospel 
and opens a crack for someone 
to come in and say,
What are you hoping in?

My hope is Him.

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