I admit, I’ve had a lot on my mind lately. Sometimes I think my brain is so overloaded that if I don’t “chill out” I’m gonna fry. I really want to learn to take one day at a time. Really. I do. God doesn’t want me to worry about tomorrow or next week or next year. He doesn’t want me to borrow trouble. He wants me to enjoy today. When my thoughts run so far ahead of me I’m afraid I’m going to lose my mind…sometimes I think it’s already gone and I have to get on my hands and knees in search of it…I can’t tell you how glad I am that God in His lovingkindness has the desire to draw me close.
“He is wooing you from the jaws of distress, to a spacious place free from restriction, to the comfort of your table laden with choice food.” Job 36:16
He woos me. I think I’m gonna cry.
God encourages me. He draws me to Himself. In that wonderfully mysterious and fascinating way….He calls to me and I respond. Somehow, my anxious thoughts and my cluttered mind give way and I am comforted. He frees me from the jaws of distress…or the stress of life.
God. Is. Here. He never leaves me. I leave Him. Or I try to when my thoughts run off in a million different directions. Oh, how glad I am that He won’t let me get very far.
I woke up pretty early this morning. Let’s just say I don’t even think the birds were up and, yet, there was a song in my heart even before I was fully awake. God knew I needed it. He knew I needed to focus on the words of this old hymn:
“How marvelous! How wonderful! And my song shall ever be;
How marvelous! How wonderful! Is my Savior’s love for me!”
He gives me songs in the night. He woos me. He reminds me of His love for me.
“Men cry out under a load of oppression, they plead for relief from the arm of the powerful. But no one says, ‘Where is God my Maker, who gives songs in the night, who teaches more to us than to the beasts of the earth and makes us wiser than the birds of the air?” Job 35:9-10
When my thoughts want to run away with me and stress becomes a heavy burden I was never intended to bear, God woos me. I’m so glad my Maker is the All-Wise God who knows when I need to refocus.
I’m so glad God can put a song in my heart even when I don’t feel like singing. All I need to know is He loves me and that’s something to sing about.