There are times that we feel so terrible that it seems that nothing will do but break down and cry like a baby! That happened to me tonight. It’s amazing how quickly going into your parent’s room, even at my age, can make things better. When I walked in the room my dad was laying back in his recliner and mother in hers and they both looked like they had already gone to sleep, all it took was for me to start crying and both of them were worried about their “baby”. My dad began to pray for me and my mother walked over and laid her hand against my cheek and as they prayed the pain in my throbbing jaw begin to subside! God is our heavenly Father and His heart is touched with our grief the way you suffer with your child. I thought of the scripture Psalm 46:1 God is a safe place to hide, ready to help when we need him. We stand fearless at the cliff-edge of doom, courageous in sea storm and earthquake, before the rush and roar of oceans, the tremors that shift mountains. I don’t remember a time that my parents weren’t able to pray for our needs and those prayers were always answered. When I walked up there I felt like the Shepherd King when he said, Psalm 22:11 Do not stay so far from me, for trouble in near, and no one else can help me. God is ever faithful, even when we are not, Psalm 34:6 This poor man cried, and the LORD heard him, and saved him out of all his troubles. Praise God from Whom ALL blessing flow! Isaiah 26:3 You will keep in perfect peace all who trust in you, all whose thoughts are fixed on you! I was talking with someone who is of “my generation” and the line from this old song came up….”I’ve got a peaceful, easy feeling and I know you won’t let me down”….the words before and after that don’t matter in this context…point was it caught at my heart. How many times do you go to bed and wake up un-easy, worried and sometimes you don’t even really know “what” you are worried about…a psychiatrist would say that is called “floating anxiety” or being anxious without knowing why. Philippians 4:6 Don’t fret or worry. Instead of worrying, pray. Let petitions and praises shape your worries into prayers, letting God know your concerns. Before you know it, a sense of God’s wholeness, everything coming together for good, will come and settle you down. It’s wonderful what happens when Christ displaces worry at the center of your life. Digest this verse, when your body digests the food you eat, then it can assimilate the food, using the vitamins and minerals that are in it for it’s benefit. Take this verse, think on every word and the meaning of it, now read this: 1Peter 5:7 So be content with who you are, and don’t put on airs. God’s strong hand is on you; he’ll promote you at the right time. Live carefree before God; he is most careful with you. Now, what were you worried about? I bet you can’t even remember! Nehemiah 8:10 And Nehemiahcontinued, “Go and celebrate with a feast of rich foods and sweet drinks, and share gifts of food with people who have nothing prepared. This is a sacred day before our Lord. Don’t be dejected and sad, for the joy of the Lord is your strength!” I just realized something; you know how people use the “Bible” to prove anything they want? Well, now I can prove that we are instructed to “celebrate with a feast of rich foods and sweet drinks!” YEA! Be happy, don’t worry!
Be blessed, Pray, somebody pass me a filet mignon and some sweet iced tea, and get that peaceful easy feeling by leaning on Jesus!