Picture yourself seated by a stream, under a shade tree, maybe with your favorite beverage or snack. Then take a deep breath, choose an article below that catches your attention. As you read or listen, think of it as a heart to heart visit with the author. Finally, spend some time in prayer asking God to meet your need of rest and refreshment, hope and peace.
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There is more fear now, more uncertainty. It takes courage to release control. How can we shift what fear infiltrated into peace and joy again?
Is there a basket big enough to hold all of ourselves? Wins, losses, employment, recreation, love, sorrow and joy, wellness and sickness? A God-created space that He fully inhabits? A basket for our life. Whole, complete. Integration instead of compartmentalization.
What do you do with anxious thoughts? What do they look like? Is there a picture that forms in your mind? Does it have a color? A texture? What song can you sing to anxiety to slow its rhythm? Let yourself be surprised by the sudden peace that comes as you name your fears. As your poem finds its way, feel free to share it with us. We’re all in this together.
I sat silent in the newness of day, my Bible reading complete, journal open, asking the Lord what He wanted to share with me. I was feeling impatient with the pain that lingered in my back, also restless for face-to-face connection during this time of social distancing.