I felt I was losing my sanity yesterday. It was a blow to my pride. I have walked the tightrope of sanity in the past, but surely I was above that now.
It’s folly to think I have immunity to trauma and suffering. Humility realizes stuff could happen today. My questions for myself are – Will I react or act? Will I remember that I am loved by God? Will I remember that He is my rock, my place of safety and stability?
Have I set myself up to remember these things and act from them? I thought I had, but my first response yesterday was that I must quit, run, and hide.
A movie came to mind that spoke peace to my fears – 50 First Dates. Due to brain trauma, the movie’s heroine was stuck in time. By the movie’s end, she was brought into the present each morning through a loving reminder of who she had become and the safety that surrounds her. I need that reminder too.
“He alone is my safe place; his wrap-around presence always protects me. For he is my champion defender; there’s no risk of failure with God. So why would I let worry paralyze me, even when troubles multiply around me?…God said to me once and for all, ‘All the strength and power you need flows from me!’ And again I heard it clearly said, ‘All the love you need is found in me!'” (Psalm 62:2, 11-12a TPT)
I love this life.
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