I’ve been in such a blogging slump when it comes to doing the thing I love most, just writing. Being the person that I am, I have been completely consumed and overwhelmed by the house buying process. And I’ve had to reel myself in on more than one occasion, and say:
And as I sat watching Braylen play it hit me like never before. That same calmness, that same certainty she experiences with me is the same certainty I should have because I’ve placed my faith and trust in Jesus.
I thought about how scared she was when she saw Santa or the Easter bunny and how quickly she turned that emotion around when she came back to the safety of my arms. I thought about how at ease she is with strangers and new people as long as she can see me, as long as the comfort and safety of my presence is around her.
And then I knew, that same certainty and assurance is exactly how I should feel knowing that Jesus is taking care of me. That he has this plan and it’s all going to work out the way he wants it to work out and I need to rest easy with that knowledge.
Just as I reach my arms out to her when she’s worried or scared to comfort her, He wants to do that for me. I thought about how sad it would make me if she turned away and tried to fix things on her own or put her trust in someone else. And then I spent a lot of time in prayer because by worrying about things and not trusting His plan that’s exactly what I was doing.
There is grace, there is peace, and there is the love of someone who wants to take care of you like no one else in Him. Why haven’t I been using it like I should?
Instead of worrying about tomorrow I need to take time to be thankful for today. Instead of stressing about the future I need to live in the present. Instead of trying to work things out myself I need to turn it over to Him. And when I do turn it over I need to rest easy with the assurance that whatever problem I have is taken care of, no matter the situation.