Tuesday, August 17, 2010

"Peace" by Heidi Avery

Have you ever worried about something? You know one of those “things” that may or may not be worth worrying about. I have. I have spent much time letting potentially life changing scenarios play out vividly in my mind. I’ve lost needed sleep dwelling on what “might” happen and how my world “could” be affected.

Recently, I went in to have a suspicious looking mole removed from my arm. The doctor said it did look concerning and that in two weeks we would get the results. He said it could be a problem or it could be just fine, a 50-50 chance.

I prayed Lord, give me peace to endure the waiting without worry.

Honestly, I did not think of it (much) the entire two weeks, but when they came to an end I called the doctors office for the results. The nurse said that the results did come back, but the doctor sent it out again for a second opinion. She said she would call me with the results in the next two days.

Again, I prayed that anxious feelings would not overtake me.

The two days went by and I did not hear from the nurse. The next day was a Friday and I decided to call only to find that the office is closed on Fridays.

Lord, you have brought me this far and given me peace, I can wait the weekend.

Today, I called the office for the results and was told to wait for the nurse to call me back again… more waiting. Finally, the phone rings this afternoon and she says what I want to hear “the results are normal.”

Jesus, thank you.

This is a victory for me. So often in situations like this I am overwhelmed with worry. My fear and apprehension carry me away from the Lord instead of into His protective cover. But, this time was different I left my concerns with Him as I am instructed to do and my soul waited in quiet tranquility. I trusted Him, believing that know matter what the results He would still be in control. He would still have a plan for me. He would still take care of me and because of those truths I had peace.

You will keep in perfect peace him whose mind is steadfast, because he trusts in you. Isaiah 26:3

1 comment:

  1. Peace we try and make for ourselves is so different than the peace that comes from above. More often than not I over indulge in worry. When I start seeing worry for what is, a sin against God, I am able to gain more godly perspective on the subject. Worry fills up space in our day but it doesn't give us anything in return. Worry doesn't make things better. I ask myself, "would any amount of worry change my circumstances? "No." It never does. Giving our cares to God lets us off the hook. When we lay our worry at the foot of the cross, he draws close enough to see Him, hear Him and experience Him even more.
    Phil. 4:6; 1 Peter 5:6-7