What’s the Message?

Don’t you just hate it when you have just enough information about something, that it makes your thoughts AND emotions go wild and crazy?!

Just happened to check to see if we had any voicemail messages on our phone the other night, and was SHOCKED  to see that we did.  Like –  NO ONE calls us at home anymore.

We chose to keep our landline  when my husband was in the ministry. But now, the only calls we receive at home are telemarketers. UGH…

As I  listened to the message, I began to feel  ill. Seriously.  Even though It was short, there was just enough information given to make me worry – worry sick. It was a message from our local police department saying  that they needed our assistance. That’s it. That’s all it took for my emotions to kick into full speed.    

I didn’t want to call them back  – I wasn’t sure that I even wanted to know…. Been there?

We soon learned that there had been an emergency situation in our town, and because my husband was still on the list of chaplains that offers counseling, we were contacted.

Although my heart was heavy when I heard about the situation, all my frightening thoughts and questions that had filled my brain were put to rest – just like THAT. I sat on the edge of my bed, and I thanked the Lord that everything that I conjured up in my mind was wrong. Thankfully….

Fear of the unknown sure can be a scary thing, but remembering to have faith in the one who knows  our future is a comforting thing.  

 “Be strong, courageous, and firm; fear not nor be in terror before them, for it is the Lord your God Who goes with you; He will not fail you or forsake you.” ~ Deuteronomy 31: 6


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