Jottings from my Journal

By on 03/07/2019

I had an important meeting to go to this week and the night before, I kept waking every few hours, thinking about what I had to say, what could happen, how would I react, etc.  I was going over and over scenarios in my mind.

At three o’clock in the morning, I felt quite stressed, worrying about everything. Now I know you‘re not supposed to stress. Why worry? It won’t help the situation. But there I was doing it!

I know that Jesus encouraged us not to stress or worry about stuff.

In Matt 6:25-34, He says, “therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink, or about your body, what you will wear….”

(Jesus must have been specifically talking to us women in the room when we are standing in front of our wardrobes that are bulging with clothes)

This was actually the Gospel passage at Bruce and my wedding.

But it was not clothes or food that I was worried about this time. It was how to talk to someone about a delicate topic. I could not back out. I knew I had to be brave.

Then peacefulness washed over me when I remembered the words, “I am with you, even to the end of the age.”  Matt 28: 18

  • Even at your scary meeting!
  • Even in the middle of the night!
  • Even when you don’t know what will happen!

I am with you!

What more do I need or want?  When I have the creator of the universe with me? When I have the ‘best mind’ as an advisor for wisdom and the right words to express myself with.

I know He will be there with me at my meeting. I felt good. The Prince of Peace had arrived (actually he had never left me).  My ‘blind’ eyes could now see that ‘I had everything I needed’ for my meeting so I could now sleep very peacefully because God was (and always is) in control.

I just needed to Trust.

And so,  I put my head back on the pillow, closed my eyes and slept till the alarm went off in the morning.

Oh What a great, comforting God we have!

May these jottings from my journal inspire you to believe in and fall in love with Christ- the hope of the world, as stated in Jeremiah 17:7, ‘Blessed is the man who believes and trusts in and relies on the Lord and whose hope and confident expectation is the Lord!’

Love always


14 comments on “Jottings from my Journal

  1. Fantastic words to remind us that we are never alone . Thank you Rosemary, from a mother that has hardly slept for worry about her son who is travelling . Tonight will be a better nights sleep trusting that the Lord is looking after us all.

  2. It is so easy to hear trust in the Lord, he is in control, he is with you always, but when things don’t turn out like we want to, it is hard.
    I have been struggling for a long time with my son and his addictions and I keep praying things will get better, but it seems like it one thing after another.
    Also, we have tried to sell our camp for 3 years, I have tried prayers, doing the Joseph statue, etc. it hasn’t sold. We need it sold, thinks for listening

    1. Dear Janet, my heart feels for you. Yes the words seem so easy to say but in the difficulty of situations- your situation may seem just like words.
      Why no answers? Why after we have prayed is there still struggle? I don’t know but what I do know is that God has never left your side during those times, those circumstances and even now is working good out of everything for you!
      I pray he strengthens you with His courage. That Our living Saviour, saves again and send you grace to endure while in the “ waiting”. May His answer, resolution of all the problems come quickly
      Dear Lord have mercy!
      Much love

  3. Thank you Rosemary. When that happens to me in the night i find myself repeating 10 times or more if needed – Jesus, I surrender myself to you. Take care of everything. I say it until Gods peace fills me. Its a line out of the surrender novena by Fth Rotondo (i think thats his name.). Thank you for sharing real life experiences with us. Its very inspiring and helps build up faith.

  4. Wow that is often so true life can be so frustrAting and am l
    able to come with the challenges in front of me this day ….
    But somehow l manage to get through – it must be Trust in God xxx

  5. Dear Rosemary,
    Firstly thank you for your love and wisdom.

    I have similar restless nights, I ask Jesus to take away this mystery of worry, by saying the sacred heart of Jesus I place my trust in you. Prayer.
    How ever I feel the Great Holy Spirit, my dear friend is asking me to give up all those wonderful cups of tea.
    Which I enjoy so much.
    Fasting is a powerful prayer for my spirit and my body, and my trust. And a day without my friendly 4 cups of tea leaves me ready to sleep. Or is it just another way to trust God ?. Blessings and love always. X X Kathie

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