Many of us have felt at times that we were between a rock and a hard place. I find myself in such a place right now actually (and without many places to speak freely of the situation unfortunately). My heart, my calling, my desire all point me to an answer that seems unreachable, unfathomable, and unrealistic (check out that alliteration!). I’m finding myself insecure and anxious to the point it is impacting me (and my family) more than I care to admit.
What does the Bible have to say about this? Well, plenty actually. One particular passage comes to find frequently lately, and that is Philippians 4:6-9:
“Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God.
And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.
Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things.
Those things, which ye have both learned, and received, and heard, and seen in me, do: and the God of peace shall be with you.” KJV
AND THE PEACE OF GOD- did you catch that? All I have to do is make my request known to Him and His peace will be with me!! It’s definitely not a walk in the park for me, in fact, it is a constant conscious decision that I have to make to keep my heart and thoughts in the correct place, but when I do…. 🙂
One of my munchkins, affectionately known as mini (not so mini…) and once in awhile as velcro (separation anxiety…). This is one of the most convicting photos I have; his eyes reach to my soul every time and remind me of what is truly important.