January 17, 2013

The night before I left Arizona to head back to Nebraska and law school, my bests, Whitney and Coti came over to watch the Bachelor. Whitney, per usual, gave me the sweetest card, full of encouraging words and prayers. And, her mom gave me a wonderful daily devotional called "Jesus Calling." I try to be good on reading my Bible, but I have to admit that in the midst of everything, I don't read it as often as I'd like too. So, I'm super excited to have this devotional that keeps me in the Word daily. On January 15, the day I left I was reading my daily devotional and it was just what I needed to hear.
My Face is shining upon you, beaming out Peace that transcends understanding. You are surrounded by a sea of problems, but you are face to Face with Me, your Peace. As long as you focus on Me, you are safe. If you gave too long at the myriad problems around you, you will sink under the weight of your burdens. When you start to sink, simply call out "Help me Jesus" and I will lift you up. The closer you live to Me, the safer you are. Circumstances around you are undulating, and there are treacherous-looking waves in the distance. Fix your eyes on Me, the One who never changes. By the time those waves reach you, they will have shrunk to proportions of My design. I am always beside you, helping you face today's waves. The future's a phantom, seeking to spook you. Laugh at the future! Stay close to Me.
This winter break seemed to revolve around where I'm going to live post-graduation, what job I'm going to have and all the stress that comes with those decisions. After reading this, it put me at ease. God knows all the answers to my questions and I have to find peace in that. Because even when I don't have a clue where my life will lead me, He does and that gives me all the Peace I need.
"Jesus Calling" by Sarah Young (highly recommended!)
My adorable card from Whit.
 "The Three Amigos" 

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