So today Rick asked me how I was doing, which is a common question these days. I told him that I have been feeling really anxious lately and have been reflecting on these verses:
Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.
So he goes on to ask, "So, is that helping?" I love Rick... he calls me out on this stuff. My answer was, "not really". Isn't it strange how you can reflect on scripture, memorize it, meditate on it, believe it... and still it does not always comfort. It that I am reading the wrong passage? Oh no... it is me. I am not doing it... just saying it, thinking it, and reading it.
Lord, I pray for this time of transition in my life. I thank You for the amazing opportunities I have before me. To be at an amazing church like Saddleback is truly a blessing. I am so unworthy of all You have put before me. I need Your power and strength to love other as You love them. Lord give me wisdom as I go into unchartered territory... I know You are already there... that is my comfort and hope. Amen.