Yet the LORD longs to be gracious to you;
therefore he will rise up to show you
How gracious he will be when you cry for help!
As soon as he hears, he will answer you.
We have been experiencing His graciousness in such a real way.
We ask, He answers, and yet we still catch ourselves trapped in the cycle of worrying.
It's such a disturbingly comfortable place to be in.
Maybe by worrying I feel like I have some sense of control. Because, you know, worrying always gets things done, right?? Oh, wait...
Then I wake up and I recognize the cycle I've once again succumbed to and I rest my soul back in the arms of the one who truly has everything under His control.
It feels good.
I feel refreshed, calm, peaceful.
I cry to Him for help. He hears my cries.
Sometimes, like today, when I've been worrying about the financial reality of our adoption, He gives me a tangible reminder through the generous gifts of others.
Most other times He just gently whispers in my ear...
Do not let your hearts be troubled....