Friday, February 2, 2018

Feeling Blue

I fear obstacles. Sometimes it’s a small set back like feeling extra blue for days. Sometimes it had been a broken bone. Other times it’s just swollen joints that hurt a lot. Sometimes it’s just a time crunch issue where I have too much no my plate and not enough time to sit down.

Whatever the obstacle it upsets me. I hate feeling powerless over a situation. A lot of people would say that I could be a control freak or unbending. But I’m just scared. Fear is a devious and awful feeling.

But it doesn’t have to be that way. Somehow I’m not going to solve all my problems by hiding under the covers. Nor am I going to solve all my problems by working harder, smarter, longer. Sometimes all it takes is to

There are those that really love the shortened, bumper sticker phrase, “be still and know I am God.” But, I like the full version as seen in the RSV. “Be still, and know that I am God. I am exalted among the nations, I am exalted in the earth!” I know that saying God implies that God is exalted among the nations and earth. But hearing it more from God is very special to me.

In the midst of obstacles, being reminded of other things is always a great thing for me. For the time being, I just have to practice being.

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