My favorite Friday link-up is taking a break for the month of December.
I will miss it…miss my five minutes, miss my blog hopping to visit my writing friends, miss them hopping over to say hi, miss the topic being chosen for me.
Now the truth comes out. 😉
So I was really trying to alliterate my title.
Many thoughts came to mind. Such as Friday…
…frustrations? (Sorry, out of the three, this one would have made the most sense today.)
But I don’t want to write about that at all.
So, here are my Friday thoughts…a sweet friend sent me some verses today that are definitely worth processing.
This game of waiting never seems to end.
When I think about it, life for everyone can be viewed as a series of events that leave us waiting.
Waiting to finish school…
…buy a house…
…find that perfect job…
The list really never ends.
I joke that I don’t wait well, but the truth is that I really don’t.
I want to, but I so often allow my mind to race, my fears to set in, the worst outcome to become my reality…
That’s why I need to continually remind myself of this…
Do not be anxious about anything…
Words straight from Scripture. Somehow the whole NOT worrying thing must have been important for us to grasp if He put it there.
but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving…
God, do you know how hard it is to give thanks while I wait? Oh. Yeah. You do. You’ve already been there.
let your requests be made known to God.
Why is it that my first instinct is always to worry instead of pray?
He may already know my heart, but He still wants to hear from me. I feel pretty special knowing that.
But maybe my favorite part of all of this is the next verse.
And the PEACE of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.
Philippians 4:6-7 (ESV)
Amen. Amen. Amen.
God, I know I’m such a worrier…I let the what-if’s take over far too often instead of trusting in what I know of You…that You are faithful and have it all figured out. I pray for Your peace while I wait…because I know it only comes from You.
Waiting. Would appreciate your prayers. Hopefully I’ll be able to give you an update soon!
Hope you have a great weekend…thanks for stopping by!