Five Minute Friday.
I’ve been a stranger to it for weeks. I’m back joining the ranks tonight of these amazing people who free-write for five minutes on a one-word prompt. What would you write for five minutes on the word SAFE?
Now’s your chance. Go for it! Either here in the comments below, on your own writing space, or on a scrap piece of paper on your kitchen table. We gather together at Kate’s to share and encourage. I invite you over there to read more.
Here we go!
There are days I do not feel so safe.
Worries invade. Stresses appear. I let my mind go to places of fear.
There are also days I worry about the safety of my family.
I don’t always know why, but I do. Will my children (yes, even as they’re grown) be okay today? Will my husband be safe on the roads? How about our health? Sickness and diseases are everywhere. Will we stay healthy?
I assume I’m not the only one who worries about such things.
When these troublesome thoughts and stresses begin to overtake me, I do the only thing I know to do.
Give all your cares to the Lord and He will give you strength. He will never let those who are right with Him be shaken. Psalm 55:22 NLV
When I give my cares to the One Who can handle them, it’s then when I feel safe.
It’s also then when I can trust my people are safe, and I then can rest in His safety.
I can lie down and sleep soundly because you, Lord, will keep me safe. Psalm 4:8 CEV
Friend, how safe are you feeling these days? There’s much in this world that’s unsettling. We may not be able to do much about these situations, but we can choose how we’ll walk through them. Let’s not walk through them alone.
May I encourage you to give each and every care over to God, and allow Him to take them, to deal with them, and to strengthen you? Allow Him to replace your worry with His never-ending peace.
I wish I could say I have mastered the art of giving everything over to God immediately. I’m still a work in progress. But, what a difference it makes when I do.
Thanks for coming over today, friend. It’s always a joy to have you here.