"It is better to take refuge in the LORD, than to trust in people." Psalm 118:8
I tend to be really upbeat and positive. I'm happy and bubbly and friendly.
someone or something lets me down.
Then I become fearful, angry, sad, fretful, depressed.
I spend hours, days, weeks in soul-deep ----and physical---- PAIN.
And I turn toward the voice and my panic begins to settle...
While all along, a still small voice reminds me: "Patty, I love you." John 3:16a
The chattering WORRY at first overpowers the soft voice but doesn't completely drown it out.
For thus says the LORD God, the Holy One of Israel: "In returning and rest you shall be saved." Isaiah 30:15a
My hands unclench...
"In quietness and confidence shall be your strength." Isaiah 30:15b
"Rest in the LORD, and wait patiently for Him." Psalm 37:7a
the tightness in my chest eases.....
And I reach up to take His outstretched arms...
"Great peace have those who love Your law."
I curl in to Him and I fall into the sleep He gives His dearly loved ones.
"And nothing shall cause them to stumble."
"He gives His beloved sleep." Psalm 127:2d
*******Dear friends, if you have gotten this far in today's blog, let me make a request of you. I wrote this in response to a situation that has just come up...but has been around for years. It involves my loved ones and someone on the outside of our family circle with the potential to cause harm. Please pray for us. I'm at the panic level right now...trying to lean so hard on the Lord's word. ********
***Update 10:35 est --- I've had an upgrade level....I'm at the turning toward His voice level. Thank you for praying.***