You will keep in perfect peace all who trust in you, all whose thoughts are fixed on you! Isaiah 26:3
Perfect, absolute peace surrounds those whose imaginations are consumed with you; they confidently trust in you. Isaiah 26:3 TPT
Ever been in a tornado? Perhaps not physically, but spiritually? When you’re sucked up into a cyclone of words which lead to fear, doubt and unbelief? I don’t care how big of a Christian you are, everyone has been there. Now imagine being there for a long period of time, bombarded by not just words, but the thoughts that lead to your own words agreeing with those words, thoughts and feelings. It’s definitely not a pretty place to be in. Perhaps thats why my hair always looks messy.
It was the day after surgery and I couldn’t reach Walt on his cell phone. I knew the battery had died because it went right to voicemail. Since we’re in the season of closed hospitals, I can’t be there with him. In fact for the last 3 hospital stays I’ve not been allowed in to see him or be with him. This is the way we stay in touch. I call and encourage him, pray with him, sometimes we talk, sometimes we’re quiet but we’re together with that tenuous connection.
I called the nurse and asked her to plug in his phone and spoke to him for a brief moment from her phone. I waited for a few hours because I had some errands to run. When I called but it went straight to voicemail again. I called the nurse again and explained the situation. She said the plug must be bad because it wasn’t charging so she found another plug across the room, plugged it in and left.
Just before shift change I called back. She was busy with a discharge and would call me right back. That didn’t happen. I called my daughter and told her my frustration and we talked for awhile. Right in the middle of this, I decided to blog and found this verse. I don’t think it was an accident at all.
If you’re there right now and no amount of Word or prayer seems to help, you’re not alone! No, I mean you’re really not alone! Right in the middle of your mess, the Holy Spirit has you wrapped in His sweet arms comforting you and giving you peace. Close your eyes and whisper, “Jesus.” He’s not just in the tornado with you, He’s bringing order to the mess and bringing beauty to the chaos. Focus on Jesus and watch to see what be makes of your madness.
Until Next Time,