Thankful for Good Words

On the other hand, good words exist in this world, and last night I got several of them given to me by my best friend from college days, Beth. She is wise and kind, and we all know that a wise, kind person gives the best advice. She said to me, “Carmen, perhaps you’re supposed to repose on God in this situation and let him handle it. Perhaps you’re not supposed to fix it but are meant to let him fix it in his own time.” Ouch. Well, not really “Ouch!” but “Right!” So I am trying to do that. It has become the central focus of my life—to learn how to rest in God, as Psalm 46:10 recommends.

I cannot pretend that I know how or that I will ever know how to rest in God, but I can say that it’s the single most worthwhile goal I’ve ever challenged myself with.

About Carmen

I teach English at Shorter College in beautiful Rome, Georgia.
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One Response to Thankful for Good Words

  1. Sharon says:

    To me…

    Trust = Rest

    Life is so full of decisions, decisions, decisions….
    sometimes it seems impossible to rely on the promise of: Proverbs 3:5-6

    Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths.

    I always want to jump in and “fix” things.

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