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On my heart is the desire to live this Scripture verse from St. Paul: “Have no anxiety at all, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, make your requests known to God. Then the peace of God that surpasses all understanding will guard your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus.” (Phil 4:6-7)
My anxiety has plagued me since childhood. For some reason in these waiting times – in the seasons when nothing is particularly bad but there seems to be a lull in my life – my worry and doubt seems to breed. Presently in my life, I feel like I am waiting for something to burst forth; and I am trying to wait upon it with resplendent hope and not crippling anxiety. What is hidden in your heart?
This is a good day to plumb the depths of what is hidden in my heart.
I have been pondering this all day. It seems to be a stumper…I keep calling on the Holy Spirit for wisdom, yet only silence. Perhaps that is what is hidden in the depths of my heart…Silence. That would be awesome! Silence to make room for the voice of God to reach me thru the Holy Spirit whispers in my heart. For Mary, our Blessed Mother, to nurture me as a mother should. For Jesus to fill me with his love and compassion as a big brother should. I don’t know what it is like to have a nurturing mother, nor a big brother. But I have Jesus, God, the Holy Spirit, and Holy Mary, the Mother of God. Having them in my heart is peaceful. I am content, overjoyed actually. This is quite a question. Thanks.
Deep in my heart is a need to “Let go, let God.” I want to be in charge and not invite Him into my daily struggles with family and business. I also want to become Present at this moment. Don’t worry about the past…it can’t be changed, don’t worry about the future, but live in the moment. Praise Him who has given me so much!
OH Barb you have spoken to my heart. YES…. there is so much about the past I want to crawl back to and change ; but that “is not,” as the commercial says, “How this works.” My friend recently shared this scripture with me that I think fits what you have beautifully shared.
Isaiah 43:18-19New American Bible (Revised Edition) (NABRE)
18 Remember not[a] the events of the past,
the things of long ago consider not;
19 See, I am doing something new!
Now it springs forth, do you not perceive it?
In the wilderness I make a way,
in the wasteland, rivers.