Friday, February 14, 2014
Let Me Tell You a Secret by Lynda Leeson
There is great freedom in approaching 71. It's easier to share and not be afraid of what others think. In my quiet time today, I read the following:
You have put more joy and rejoicing in my heart than they know when their wheat and new wine have yielded abundantly. In peace I will both lie down and sleep, for You, Lord, alone make me dwell in safety and confident trust.
Guess what! I've always been a little afraid of the dark. Not paralyzing but anxious about what "might" be there. It's not rational or explainable...it just is or WAS.
When John went Home in October, 2012, I realized that I would live alone for the first time in my entire life. That meant in the daylight and in the dark. That's when confident trust showed up in a major way. It was weeks before I realized that I was not in any way fearful and I was startled actually. I'm always surprised when I receive what I pray for. (sad face) The Sweet Lord had removed the fear and the anxiety. Recently about 2:30 a.m., I heard knocking on the brick outside my bedroom window. I lay there listening, waiting, and the truth of this scripture flooded my heart with peace and I went back to sleep.
I guess it's taken me nearly 71 years to believe in my heart that if and when The Word says it's true then it is. Can it be any more encouraging that His truths are there for the taking and apply to the slightest things in our lives?
Another favorite this morning was:
But let all those who take refuge and put their trust in You rejoice; let them ever sing and shout for joy, because You make a covering over them and defend them (even in the dark); let those also who love Your name be joyful in You and be in high spirits.
For You, Lord, will bless the righteous; as with a shield You will surround him (especially in the dark) with goodwill, pleasure and favor.
I don't know, or need to know, what your secrets are...but The One Who knows your thoughts and intents has promises and solutions to even the smallest details of your life.