This morning, I want to share a season of anxiety from my past and the Truth that got me through it. Let’s take a look at Sunday Be Stills and peace.
SUNDAY BE STILLS and PEACE
I remember September 11, 2001 very clearly. The happenings of that morning were surreal, tragic, devastating… the list of words to describe that day are endless. So many lost their lives, and so many lost their loved ones. It still lays heavy on our hearts after so many years and, I believe, it will forever.
Even though I was on the complete opposite side of the States, this (fairly) young, single mother was scared… spitless. The news being broadcast 24/7, the daily topic of conversations of terrorism and all it entailed, and the rumors of chemical warfare could be heard everywhere.
I couldn’t stop thinking about it.
I fought sleep every night, trying to figure out how I would protect my children and myself if terrorists invaded our home.
The fear kept me from focusing on my only real Protector.
After struggling for weeks with this fear, I remembered being taught that memorizing and reciting Scripture aloud was an excellent way to “fight” fear.
So, each night when I would lay my head on my pillow, I would cry and…
pray out loud and…
recite Scripture out loud and…
repeat the whole process until I would fall asleep. Soon the fear started to subside, and my peace and comfort was found in the Lord’s promises of protection.
AND, my focus was back on my Father!
And this is one of the verses:
How about you? Are you living through a season of anxiety and fear? I think we all do at some point. I believe there is only one true Protector. And I’m so thankful for His faithful love and protection. Let’s be still before the Lord and look to Him for our comfort and peace through this week.
P.S. Please feel free to print out this 3 x 5 card for your reference (it even coordinates with this month’s calendar theme!)