Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Woodshed Time 

After a sleepless night filled with physical pain, fear and worry about a family member I finally got out of bed and went about my morning routine.  This morning I let my thoughts wander down the path of worry, and started feeling as though I was responsible for another person’s life and choices.  Instead of praying, I opted to worry.  

In the middle of those troublesome thoughts, I felt as though God tapped me on my shoulder and said, “Susan, I am still on My throne.  Do you realize that all this time you spent worrying you could have been praying?  The Trinity doesn’t meet in an emergency session.  I know all things and nothing escapes My attention.”

It was after I listened to the Lord and reminded myself who God is and what He can do that my stress and worry faded away.  I felt a calm and peace come over me.  I was able to take every thought captive to the obedience of Christ.  I remembered that I need to be about my Father’s business…praying.  God is faithful and true and He is working out His perfect plan, not only in my life, but in the life of family and friends.  

When I worry I’m acting as if there is no God.  It’s good to be taken to the woodshed now and again.  It reminds me Whose I am.  But surely it would be better if I chose instead to believe God...to walk by faith, not by sight.


anita said...

Okay, this was a good shot in the arm this morning. I found you by clicking next blog on one of my current blogs and here you were. I am 51, mom to seven and I seem to often catch myself worrying about them instead of praying for them. Thanks, I needed that! As a seasoned Christian since age 8, I SHOULD NOT need reminders but I do.

susanwalkergirl said...

Amen Anita! I too find myself fretting about something instead of praying and God brings along a reminder to get me back on track. Praise God He is patient! Thanks for stopping by. Blessings in Christ...Susan

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