Have you ever had this problem like I have been dealing with, and that is my thoughts are going from one topic to another, and when I go to sleep they mesh with one another and ends looking like a big, dark, confusing maze. Question, is, why do we do this to ourselves? Why can’t we just take a moment and shut it out.
Well, finally I decided to go take a nice long walk in the nearby woods to “clear” or quiet my mind. It was going on overload. There is this special place deep in the woods where I like to just sit on this tree log that fell to the ground that is near this little creek. Well, this creek is more like mud right now due to the lack of rain this summer. Anyways, as I sat there I closed my eyes and let all the thoughts flow out of me and up in the air. It felt like each thought, each worry, each feelings were one weight off of me. I must of sat there like this for close to a half hour. Then, I took off my small backpack, and grabbed my Bible. Yep, it comes with me wherever I go! I began to converse with God and ask Him to reveal what I needed to see. As I let my Bible open upon my lap, it fell to Matthew chapter 6. I end up highlighting the following verses:
“”For this reason I say to you, do not be worried about your life, as to what you will eat or what you will drink; nor for your body, as to what you will put on. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothing? “Look at the birds of the air, that they do not sow, nor reap nor gather into barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not worth much more than they? “And who of you by being worried can add a single hour to his life?” – Matthew 6:225-27 NASB
I have before read these scriptures and they always touched my heart. But on this day, it spoke more to me. I felt God’s presence right by my side as He was really telling me about this. Naturally we know that God provides. But we must also remember that even though God feeds the birds and provides shelter, the birds still must gather the food, still must gather the sticks, mud to make their shelter. That is the same for all of us, He Is a Great Provider, but we still need to let Him guide us to what is needed in our lives, be it to gather, for jobs, etc.
So, now, I have decided to start a journal of all my mumbled, jumbled thoughts, worries etc and take one at a time and pray and ask God for guidance, for teaching me as well.
Have a blessed week everyone, even in the midst of all the chaos that is happening, we have someone that truly Loves Us and will guide us through, Our Heavenly Father!