So, as part of one of my classes, I’ve been challenged to keep a journal. This is something I’ve attempted on several occasions, and failed miserably. You should see the stacks of journals I have with only one or two pages marked on. I want to succeed this time. I want to share. I want to be held accountable. Join me.
So, this, as my first entry, I’ll keep it simple. This is the verse I read this morning:
“You will keep in perfect peace him whose mind is steadfast, because he trusts in you.”- Isaiah 26:3
I often find my mind a drift in a sea of worry. I’ve always blamed it on being female, but deep down I know that is just an excuse. It all comes down to how much faith I have in God in any situation. Sometimes it is easy to have faith…especially when the situation isn’t that bad. Other times, well, it’s easier to categorize God’s abilities. How can we even do that?!? Writing it down, looking at it before me, it’s so absurd. Yet, we do it everyday. Or at least I do.
All I’m asked to do is “trust” in Him. Why is that so difficult? Why am I always insisting on getting in His way? Why must it always be my way? (something to be pondered and certainly prayed over)
As for today, let this be my prayer:
Father, forgive me for my lack of trust. Forgive me for my lack of faith. Help me to fill my mind with You and Your Word…knowing this is the only way to perfect peace. Amen.