This morning, I woke up with that heavy discouraged feeling.
Sure, I have things I am concerned about. And, my insomnia is acting up. And, I missed an important meeting yesterday, because I made a mistake on the timing, and left a new friend sitting alone at a coffee shop. And, the sun is hiding. And, I gained .4 of a pound over the weekend, even though I ate carefully.
And ... and ... and ...
What is on your "and list" today?
It is easy for me to let these feeling spiral downward, quickly out of control. Today, I do not want to do that. Today, I want to follow my friend Anne's advice. "Bring your honest pains and feelings into God's presence and sit with Him there, until you hear from Him."
This morning, I chose to do that. And in my regular quiet time, where I was already reading, I read this:
~in Jesus Calling
"Waiting on Me means directing
your attention to Me in hopeful
anticipation of what I will do."
~in Lamentations 3:24-26
"The Lord is my portion, says my
soul, therefore I will hope in him.
The Lord is good to those who
wait for him. It is good that one
should wait quietly for the salvation
of the Lord."
So today, in my discouragement:
*I will hope in God
*I will wait on God
*I will seek God
*I will wait quietly for the salvation
of the Lord
I do not have any answer ... but Jesus.