As I sit and write this at 1:32 in the morning, I can't help but feel let my mind wander to the seemingly unending upcoming demands of my life: exams, studying, assignment due dates, application deadlines, fundraising, and SLEEP (which I'm obviously not getting much of), among other things. If I could just make it to the end of this week then maybe I'll be able to get back on my feet, I tell myself. The problem is that this mindset traps me in a cycle until suddenly the semester is halfway through and I'm left wondering how time has flown so quickly.
Rather than let myself fall victim to this diversion of the enemy, who so relentlessly tries to get us to focus our attention on anything other than the goodness and faithfulness and consistency of God, I've chosen to stand in the storm, trusting the truths of the Lord instead of the lies of the evil one. As I was spending time with the Lord literally just a few minutes ago, I felt compelled to share with you all my prayer of joy to our Father:
Lord God, Abba, I thank You for the assurance of Your goodness.
Thank You for the promise of peace that is rooted in trusting You.
I thank you that in the midst of the relentless storm I am able to step out of the boat and onto the waves.
I trust You when the world says I should worry.
You are my hope.
You are faithful.
"Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of is own."
1 Thess. 2:2
"...but with the help of our God we dared to tell His gospel in the face of strong opposition."