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Tuesday, March 09, 2010

Don't miss the Sunsets!


Picture from Google images and Lodgingforvacations.com
I am home with the end of bronchitis... I feel fine, but if I talk for any period of time, I s start to cough like mad. I did not go to Choices today, but none of this is what I wish to share with you. The last few weeks, my life seems to be one roller coaster after another, and yesterday nearly every fear I have suppressed came roaring to the surface. It was not that something bad happened, in fact the potential for something good seems to be possible. Still all day yesterday, it seemed there was this dark cloud of fear and hopelessness around me. i went outside yesterday, and the breeze and the warmth of the sun, and this is what I sensed the Lord whisper into my soul! "Don't worry about tomorrow child." "Don't let the troubles of tomorrow, rob you of joy today." You would be right if you are now saying to yourself the Bible has always said this it is nothing new. I have heard it so many times, but the reality of that has brought condemnation to me not freedom. That is until yesterday... Yesterday was different, yesterday it was like a breath of fresh air. I have been so bogged down by the fear of what could be that I have missed the joy of what is. What is is that my mom is here with me. What is, is that at this moment my NEEDS are met. What is, is that, the only place my focus needs to be is upon the here and the now. What is is that Jesus has gone to prepare a place for me. There are few guarantees in this life, and that is the part that lately has shaken me. Sometimes isn't just a day at a time, sometimes it is one hour or one minute. As a person with a battle with anxiety there is nothing more bizarre or shocking to my system than living in the moment. I don't want to miss the joy of now, because of my fear of later. The Lord knows I cannot handle the what if of tomorrow, all I can take hold of and should take hold of is the what is of today! I don't want to miss the sunset moments, because there is a possibility of rain.

4 comments:

Dee said...

I can soooo relate to how you feel. It is a roller coaster ride when it comes to emotions of fear and anxiety...but the Lord always shows up just when I do not think I can go on and that sweet feeling of peace surrounds me like a hug. With the fear of losing Frank I spent a lot of time in the what if's and the Lord showed me that if I continued that path I would regret the time lost that I could have been spending enjoying him and letting him know how much I love him. The reality also is that the Lord could call me home before him. I still have days like the one you shared, but they are not as hard on me and I can surrender them quicker. The Lord see's my heart and knows I still have concerns and fear and he is still thee for me. Always!!!

Beth.. One Blessed Nana said...

Great post my friend. I have battled anxiety before and I will be praying for you!

Love you sweet tj,

Beth

Faith Imagined said...

It sounds like you had a very inspirational and intimate moment with God! I will send a prayer your way!

Molly said...

Right there with ya, sister.
Living in the moment is NOT as simple as it sounds!

I'm excited that you were given a glimpse of how it's done.