My sister recently let me borrow her book Jesus Calling, it is a devotional book and it has one for each day. This particular reflection really caught my attention because the whole week was filled with stress. The first retreat of CCM was coming up and the team and I were rushing to get everything ready, on top of that we had also started with October’s SEARCH 5 retreat! This was a nice reminder that things may go wrong. We can plan all we want, but there are some things that will go wrong and that is totally okay. The unexpected may be good sometimes. These words were well needed. I need to take a step back and take some time to relax. Everything will be done in no time, I just need to take care of myself first.
“You will not find my peace by engaging in excessive planning: attempting to control what will happen to you in the future. That is a commonly practiced form of unbelief. When your mind spins with multiple plans, Peace may sometimes seem to be within your grasp yet it always eludes you. Just when you think you have prepared for all possibilities, something unexpected pops up and throws things into confusion.
I did not design the human mind to figure out the future. That is beyond your capability. I crafted your mind for continual communication with Me. Bring Me all your needs, your hopes and fears. Commit everything into My care. Turn from the path of planning to the path of Peace.”
1 Peter 5: 6 – 7; Proverbs 16:9; Psalma 37:5
By: Laura Mena Scholar 2012-2013