I have a confession today…
I’ve been stressed and concerned about decisions concerning some work that is being done on our house.
Because…worry over silly things can be a struggle for me.
My mind says don’t worry, it’s just a paint color or window treatment or minor decision I’m struggling to confidently make. But my heart gets a bit tense and tight.
‘Really? How completely shallow can you be?’, my head asks. My heart and my head are in conflict and my prayers seem to slam against the wet paint like a gnat caught in its drying grip.
Maybe my one little word for the year, ‘decide‘, is part of my therapy to relieve this unhealthy stress. Pray, make decisions, live with them, move on and move to help others. Don’t sweat the small stuff.
So easy to say, but sometimes so hard to do.
Effectively praying for ‘real‘ issues like those involving spiritual needs, physical health, grief, and relationships, gratefully are generally more productive for me because its easier to recognize my inability to deal with such matters. I tend to have a secure confidence in His grace with such concerns and can access His peace.
Today, I need peace in some little things that won’t matter tomorrow…
An applicable memory verse today is Colossians 3:15:
Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, since as members of one body you were called to peace. And be thankful.
Oh yes, wonderful gratitude. A healing antidote and life-theme.
I need to accept grace and peace with confidence in times of tiny troubles…and generously lift up prayers for others in need…
Let us then approach God’s throne of grace with confidence, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help us in our time of need. Hebrews 4:16:
Taking a deep breath and giving thanks. ~Madge