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Thursday, January 31, 2013

Lessons learned in (on) silence…

Throw the whole of your anxiety upon Him, because He Himself cares for you.
1 Peter 5:7(WNT)


It was my intention to call my Gayle this morning between dropping off my children AND retrieving my BFF at the dealership (routine car maintenance). I was seeking to fill the silence. That was not God’s Will for me today. Instead, searching for interesting audio distractions, I landed upon a discussion of 1 Peter, and it was the particular language of the translation that spoke to me…

                Throw the whole (ALL) of your anxiety upon Him…

I would not have learned that lesson, in that manner, had it not been for quiet time to listen, instead of reaching out for someone to talk to…

The message was about worry and about trust, but I had to have quiet to receive it.  It instantly made a difference, and already today in a moment of anxiety, I was able to calm my mind, say a prayer, and repeat this scripture. I felt better, reminded that worry was NOT my job.

There are lessons to be learned in silence. Can you hear them?

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