It’s so hard to not panic and rehearse disaster when you’re going through divorce. Looking into the future and considering every possible situation almost buried me alive! It’s beyond overwhelming.
When my husband moved out, I was reduced to a puddle and pile of rubble on the floor of my empty home. My children were on a church mission trip and I was LITERALLY all alone. I moaned and screamed with intense pain, not knowing if I would ever stand again. Several sources of inspiration provoked me to read Jesus Calling. Here is an excerpt from the passage for that day, June 10, 2015. The key message – stay in the NOW.
“REST IN ME, MY CHILD. Give your mind a break from planning and trying to anticipate what will happen. Pray continually, asking My Spirit to take charge of the details of this day. Remember that you are on a journey with Me. When you try to peer into the future and plan for every possibility, you ignore your constant Companion who sustains you moment by moment. As you gaze anxiously into the distance, you don’t even feel the strong grip of My hand holding yours. How foolish you are, My child!
Remembrance of Me is a daily discipline. Never lose sight of My Presence with you. This will keep you resting in Me all day, every day.”
Excerpt From: Young, Sarah. “Jesus Calling.” Thomas Nelson, 2014-02-01. iBooks.
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I don’t read the devotional every day, but when I do it seems it’s written for me. Sometimes I go back and read the days I missed and they’re not appropriate for my journey. The pages wrap around me like a soothing blanket; I know I’m not alone.
And, as I embarked on this journey I knew in my heart I could not do it alone. I set down my ego and opened up my heart. The universe has messages and messengers for me to embrace. I’m open and I’m ready.
And OMG did they come!….