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!