Sunday, May 15, 2011

Quiet Time



I have said here many times before that I am worrier, it is part of my nature and something I struggle with. However, it has become a lot better as I learn to leave it all in God's hands. A few people have asked me if I am scared to take on a new office- some wanting to know from a business perspective, some wanting to know with a child on the way. No matter what the reason for asking, the answer is yes. Well, sort of.


In the past month I did have a major panic attack, full on sobbing to be honest. Then God reminded me to leave it in his hands and since then I have not worried for one second.


The point of this is to say whenever I take my eyes off of God or try to run my life without Him in the forefront panic always makes its way back in. The other day I realized this so clearly and it made me think of this story:


Shortly before dawn Jesus went out to them, walking on the lake. When the disciples saw him walking on the lake, they were terrified. “It’s a ghost,” they said, and cried out in fear. But Jesus immediately said to them: “Take courage! It is I. Don’t be afraid.” “Lord, if it’s you,” Peter replied, “tell me to come to you on the water.”
“Come,” he said.
Then Peter got down out of the boat, walked on the water and came toward Jesus. But when he saw the wind, he was afraid and, beginning to sink, cried out, “Lord, save me!”
Immediately Jesus reached out his hand and caught him. “You of little faith,” he said, “why did you doubt?”
And when they climbed into the boat, the wind died down. Then those who were in the boat worshiped him, saying, “Truly you are the Son of God.”


Matthew 14: 25-33

7 comments:

ashlina {the decorista} said...

I can totally relate M! Psalm 27...see the beauty of God. and his beauty is in His presence, when you seek His face, you will find him. There you will find comfort and rest.
Press toward the mark of the higher calling, always! and lean on, trust in and rely on him, not your own understandings.....
hope you had a wonderful weekend. xo

Livyb said...

Marianne-
I just have to thank you! I can't tell you how many times your posts on Sunday speak right to what I need at the time. I am moving, which is just about the most stressful thing for me, and I need to remember to just put it in His hands. Thank you!

Danielle said...

such a great reflection. Ive been having a rough go, and one of my friends wrote me an email and said "just remember God will never give you more than you can handle." and its so true. he just is pushing you to a place to find it within yourself.

Karena said...

Marianne trust me I understand and why is it things usually happen and snowball on us!! You have helped me sooo much!

xoxo
Karena
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LLH Designs said...

I just read something in a book on prayer that really encouraged me. Thought it might encourage you, too:

"Instead of fighting anxiety, we can use it as a springboard to bend our hearts to God." (from "A Praying Life")

Happy Sunday,
Linsey

Sherri Cassara said...

Great post Marianne - thanks for sharing. I love the quote that Linsey shared with you! xo

E said...

Very inspirational post! I love how conversation your blog feels. First time here, but I can tell I'll be a devoted visitor :o)