Worry, strive & anxiety have been a part of my life for so long that it seemed normal. I got used to it. I woke in the morning, worried about my bank account. “I need to check it to be sure it’s not overdrawn…again.”

During the day, I became angry when someone was rude, or interrupted me when I was speaking. “Ooo, that really irritates me when she does that!”

So much anxiety about what tomorrow will bring…or Not bring!

Then, one day, a friend noticed that irritated expression on my face,  & began to talk to me about it. She went from talking about me, to talking about God. That wasn’t something I expected to happen… But I found myself listening & answering her questions about why I was upset. She seemed genuinely concerned, and that was so different for me, And comforting to me!

Later, I found myself reading the Bible app that I allowed her to add to my phone during this little “talk.”

As I read through the scriptures, the words of Jesus spoke to me, and I found even more comfort as I read.

Soon, I became addicted to that app, looking at it whenever I had some “down-time,” in the doctors’ office, sitting in bed, or whenever I was alone.

Something had changed.

I don’t actually remember when, or where or how. But there is definitely something different going on inside my heart:

  • I’m more aware of my finances, so I don’t even need to check my bank account each-and-every day!
  • I put my trust in God, because, I know that if I can’t pay a bill, all I have to do is call on Jesus, then call the bill-collector. And things will work out, even if it doesn’t turn out the way I expect.
  • I’m calmer, somehow. Things don’t irritate me like thing used to irritate me. “What did she say? That’s crazy!” I’ll say to myself with a laugh.

What’s different?

Jesus has actually made me “light.” He’s made me laugh. In His presence is joy evermore! That secret place is where I want to be every day and every night! ~ Wrapped in His Love!

There are some songs that just sound good all the time.

And those are the songs that make me cry when my heart is broken…

But when there’s a crack or a hole in my heart, singing one of those favorite songs always lifts me up, & I know I can carry on.

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