8:29: I arrive in the parking lot at work and scan for the closest space I can find.
8:29…and 17 sec: I was frantically fretting my late arrival (again).
8:29…and 42 sec: I start to do the run-walk-skip (wish my legs were longer) thing that people do to make up for lost time.
8:30: Internal monologue begins: ‘I’m not late, I’m not late, I’m not late…’
8:31: I was late for staff prayer time.
Even though I was late. God wasn’t. God isn’t ever late. I am struck by the peace that overwhelms my soul when I stop and (try to) quiet myself enough to reach God’s gentle presence.
Today Psalm 37: 1-7 met our team where we are, junk and all.
1 Do not fret because of those who are evil or be envious of those who do wrong;
2 for like the grass they will soon wither, like greenplants they will soon die away.
3 Trust in the Lord and do good; dwell in the land and enjoy safe pasture.
4 Take delight in the Lord, and he will give you the desires of your heart.
5 Commit your way to the Lord; trust in him and he will do this:
6 He will make your righteous reward shine like the dawn, your vindication like the noonday sun.
7 Be still before the Lord and wait patiently for him; do not fret when people succeed in their ways, when they carry out their wicked schemes.
Just as the verses served us (me) smack in the middle of over-hurried thoughts, I pray that the words from David’s Psalm are a not so gentle reminder for you to make time to delight in the Lord (verse 4) today.
Peace from snowy Chicago.
By: Hanna Koenig (@hannaksays)
Marketing Team, WCA