In Others’ Words: Finding Rest
I’ve been wrestling with a decision … and wrestling … and wrestling … and wrestling … and I just can’t pin the whole “what should I do?” dilemma down and make it say “Uncle!”
You know what I mean?
I’ll think I’ve got the situation under control — the issue settled — and then something changes and there are new questions to answer. New decisions to make. New “what should I do’s” to wrestle with.
I do a variety of things to help settle my mind:
- I walk and talk with Mary, my walking buddy
- I FaceTime with Rachel, my writing mentor and friend
- I come out of my “mull zone” and talk with my husband
But there’s one thing I do that calms both my heart and mind: I find my way to the red leather chair in my office, settle into it and the silence, and I set my heart on God. I write out Scripture verses (thanks to the monthly Scripture Writing Plan posted by Shannon over at Sweet Blessings) and I pray through the prayers I’ve written out, thanks to the powerful book Fervent by Priscilla Shirer.
I believe that it’s true what St. Augustine said: God created me for Him — to have relationship with Him — and my heart quiets when it finds rest in Him. But I have to stop wrestling … and seek the rest offered me.
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