Why are you downcast, O my soul? Why so disturbed within me? Put your hope in God, for I will yet praise him, my Savior and my God. Psalm 42:5
That is how I have been feeling lately. Not fun.
Today's devotional from Jesus Calling (by Sarah Young) was just what I needed. It started:
"In order to hear my voice, you must release all your worries into My care."
So I did. I actually wrote down a list of my worries.
I am not usually one to worry. It has been so tiresome to carry a burden. No matter how much I have prayed, I have been feeling down. I've recalled God's blessings and answers to our prayers, how he has never forsaken us. And yet I have felt so tired and down.
Somehow, writing down my worries did something. It finally released the worry from my heart. God met me there, between my prayer journal pages. And even though this blog is mainly our travel blog, I have to share this victory - my heart is too full to keep his blessings quiet! Thank you, Jesus!!
He filled my heart with gladness and joy! Yippee, Jesus!! (As Linny would say, and if you haven't discovered A Place Called Simplicity - you need to check out this wonderful blog - I just did, a couple of days ago, and have been blessed.).
God is good! All the time!!
Miksi murehdit, minun sieluni, ja olet minussa niin levoton? Odota Jumalaa. Sillä vielä minä saan häntä kiittää hänen kasvojensa avusta. Ps. 42:5
Kunnes tänään luin Jesus Calling-kirjasta (vapaasti käännettynä): "Jotta kuulisit ääneni, sinun tulee antaa kaikki huolesi minun haltuuni."
Ja sen tein. Ihan kirjoitin rukouspäiväkirjaani kaikki huoleni. En tiedä miksi, mutta se auttoi. Ihan tunsin vapautuneeni huolistani, ja niiden tilalle Jeesus antoi ilon ja rauhan. Kiitos, Jeesus!!!