So, I am going to share something that has brought me comfort. Nothing else seems to come close to expressing what's on my heart. I find myself anxious these days...not always understanding what God is up to, but being challenged to trust Him anyway. I am counting my many blessings, especially my relationship with Christ and the three amazing men (big and little) living in my house. I praise Him for my family (immediate and extended), for my friends, church, and love. I praise Him for His provision, His good gifts, His grace. I praise Him for my salvation and for the life I have in Him. He is always good, always merciful, always loving and always kind.
All that being said...I share the following with you:
Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice! Let your gentleness be evident to all. The Lord is near. Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.
Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable--if anything is excellent or praiseworthy--
think about such things. Whatever you have learned or received or heard from me, or seen in me-- put it into practice.
And the God of peace will be with you.