These kinds of situations don’t happen to me very often. Or maybe I don’t pick up on them as often as they actually happen. Whatever the case, I am always surprised when I find myself in a situation that drives me closer to God.
Tonight I found myself in a situation where my mind was running a hundred miles a minute and I felt like I was spinning in circles. I grabbed my Bible and my journal and drove to Starbucks for some alone time. I ordered my grande americano, plopped down into the comfy chair and wrote out all my thoughts. After writing everything down, I grabbed my Bible, hoping that I would find some words to stop my brain. Then I heard a Voice saying, “It’s okay. Don’t worry about things so much. Sit here and talk with Me for a while.” For some reason I opened up to 1 Corinthians and began reading.
1:8-9 And He will establish you to the end…God is faithful…
3:9 You are God’s garden and vineyard and field under cultivation…God’s spirit has His permanent dwelling in you…
6:19b-20 You are not your own. You were bought with a price [made His own]
7:24 There let him continue with and close to God.
10:13 For no temptation has overtaken you and laid hold on you that is not common to man…God is faithful to His Word…He will always provide the way out that you may be capable and strong and powerful to bear up under it patiently.
And suddenly. My speeding, spinning brain stopped.
A hand reached out from behind, grabbed my shoulder, and stopped me.
All at once, I was at peace.
I don’t know why it is, but I always seem to forget how much peace God’s Word brings me. So Father, thank you for the reminder. Thank you for stopping me. Thank you for giving me the exact words I need to hear. Thank you for knowing.