Chaos exploded across my life last week- unexpected, though I try to be aware that there is more at work in this world than what I can see. In the mornings, in the moments of quiet, I am working to purposely chose to connect to the Voice of Truth, drawing me back from the brink.
Sometimes I believe I am on my own in this journey, but Truth reminds me that, even when my help-mate is traveling, I am still not alone.
In the cool of the morning, I get out into the beauty of nature, and find stress relief through exercise, while being soothed by the lush green wilderness bordering our neighborhood park. I needed the endorphins and the spiritual connection badly after being mired in a fiery battle last week.
After a time of release and recovery, of refocus and refreshing, today I am:
Grateful- for cool weather for my morning run/walk, and a new week with a fresh start.
Prayerful- that the week ahead will bring me to a place of greater wellness.
Mindful-that if chaos explodes across my life again this week there is Help, because:
When the Eternal is my shepherd I lack nothing I truly need.
The Eternal teaches me to REST and recover and Nourishes me in spirit, soul and body, as I draw near.
The Eternal restores me- over and over,soothing my fears, making me whole- over and over again, as often as I need it!
The Voice shows me the way, leading me to roads "where Truth echos His name."
Even in the shadow of death- life threatening illnesses, family members battling depression and self harm, and attacks from dark places, I will not be afraid, for You are with me, near with your protection and guidance.
When I am under attack, You provide for me, filling me up, protecting me, equipping me as I draw near to Your presence.
Your faithful protection and Loving provision PURSUES me, - always, every where I go - no matter what.
I choose to dwell in the Eternal for all of my days- every crazy moment, in the Chaos, and the calm.
Psalm 23, paraphrased (but heavily influence by The Voice version)