My fingers tapped the table. My mind struggled to remember where I’d put those documents. I’d been gathering information for our CPA for hours already that day. But I couldn’t find some significant paperwork I needed to complete my part of our tax preparation. Finally I went outside to find my hubby.
“Don, I need your help. I can’t find these papers and can’t finish my tax information without them.”
“Let’s both go look.”
I leaned into his shoulder while my love put his arms around me, holding me close. My spirit quieted because, whether or not we found those documents, I wasn’t alone in my search. Don was there for me, helping me, sharing the load. We walked into the den and checked everywhere we could think of, without success.
I spoke up. “Lord, we really need your help here. I have no idea where else to look.” Don looked up at me. “Have you checked the safe?”
“No, but that’s a good idea.” I got out of my chair and walked towards our room. Before I got there my view fell on the folder I needed in the hall closet.
“Thank you, Jesus … and Don.” He took my into his arms and we both laughed, rejoicing that the lost was found.
This is such a teeny example of the truth in a scripture I love. Zephaniah 3:17 says “The Lord your God is with you, he is mighty to save. He will take great delight in you, he will quiet you with his love, he will rejoice over you with singing.”
When I take my concerns to the Father, He puts his arms about me and says, “Let me carry this burden, my child.
I’ve got it!” And even more, the God of the universe rejoices over me with singing. That feels like the tenderness that surrounded me when my mother sang lullabies to me as a little girl. In God’s love I feel enfolded. And my heart and mind quiet in His presence.
What helps you give your concerns to the One who wants to quiet your heart with his great and unconditional love?