I just wanted to share this devotion that I read yesterday out of Jesus Calling by Sarah Young:
THE WORLD IS TOO MUCH WITH YOU,
My child. Your mind leaps form problem to problem to problem, tangling your thoughts in anxious knots. When you think like that, you leave Me out of your world-view and your mind becomes darkened. Though I yearn to help, I will not violate your freedom. I stand silently in the background of your mind, waiting for you to remember that I am with you.
When you turn your problems to My Presence, your load is immediately lighter. Circumstances may not have changed, but we carry your burdens together. your compulsion to "fix" everything gives way to deep, satisfying connection with Me. Together we can handle whatever this day brings.
Don't be afraid, for I am with you.
Don't be discouraged, For I am your God.
I will strengthen you and help you.
I will hold you up with my victorious right hand.
For the Lord your God is living among you.
He is a mighty savior.
He will take delight in you with gladness.
With His love, He will calm all your fears.
He will rejoice over you with joyful songs.
The righteous person faces many troubles,
but the Lord comes to the rescue each time.
Wow! When I read this, I thought how true it is that I let my mind wonder all over the place wondering (aka: worrying) what will happen next, what will I do then, how will this work out....ON AND ON...
What RELIEF it is to know that when I choose to turn to His Presence He's there waiting with open arms to take on the day together.
Thank you Jesus!