A patient heart in all the worry
Change is a funny thing. I don’t know about you dear readers, but I’m not particularly good at it… a stuck in the mud at 38 🙂 Although I think I may have been stuck in said mud since I was a child.
It’s not change per se that I find difficult, it’s the transition I find so stressful. When I moved house a couple of years ago, I was delighted to be in a new house with a new garden and colours to choose for the living room wall… but act of moving house was horrendous.
Not everyone seems to find it horrible – our administrator had his last day today and he seemed most calm – he is in there somewhere:
But I find it all… so unsettling. Perhaps this is where, more than ever, the Bible’s words in 1 Peter 5:7 come into play:
Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you.
Of course it’s easy to then worry about casting all your rubbish on Jesus, but it says those all important words: because he cares for you. And that’s the point. So today, as I find myself in a place of transition, I am telling Jesus all about my anxious thoughts, because I know he cares for me and even if I am being silly, I know in him I have a kind and patient ear.
May you find that patient heart for yourself today.