I have lived in fear for a long time. Fear of trusting that Jesus has my best interest at heart. Fear of losing control. Fear of letting go of the reigns. Fear of the anxiety that would accompany my practice of stepping back and trusting that He is going to care for me.
I was just reading Psalm 27 where David is telling God that He has confidence in Him and is joyfully watching and waiting for Him.
"For in the day of trouble he will keep me safe in his dwelling; he will hide me in the shelter of his tabernacle and set me high upon a rock. Then my head will be exalted above the enemies who surround me; at his tabernacle will I sacrifice with shouts of joy; I will sing and make music to the Lord...I am still confident of this: I will see the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living. Wait for the Lord; be strong and take heart and wait for the Lord." - v. 5, 13-14
You can't make up the feeling of peace I had reading those words. My tendency to desire control over my circumstances and their outcomes does little but steal Jesus' peace in my life. So today (probably on ten different occasions) I'm going to be strong and take heart...and wait for the Lord.
Would your day look any different if you did the same thing with me?
P.S. - I promise to post some funny stories soon. I just have a lot of other things to share at the moment...but I will certainly get around to some light-hearted, tacky, and entertaining stuff when the time is right.