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My husband and I love watching re-runs of “Monk,” the chronic OCD detective who can solve all his cases despite his many quirks.  After about the fiftieth show, I sat there wondering why I was drawn to watch someone with so many OCD problems.  It is definitely entertaining, and gives me a respite from the traps of this world, but today I realized I love the show because I am so much like Monk.

I’ve been a planner and organizer my entire life.  If things don’t go according to my plan, then I try to figure it out and fix the problem myself.  As a result, I’ve lived a long time with anxiety and a slew of antacids.

No more … I’m done … it’s over.  No more worrying about things I can’t control.  If I’m really going to do what I’ve talked about my whole life … trust and obey … then that’s what I have to do today, every hour of everyday.

God does not allow delays in giving me the desire of my heart to lead me along. As I anticipate His provision, I have to keep my eyes on Him and listen for His voice and His directions. In this way, I learn more about Him, His will, as our relationship grows deeper.

I’ve got a lot to learn, but God knows everything.  Since He created everything, He will send the people and help needed in any situation.  I just need to sit back and relax – which is not at all like Monk.

Lamentations 3:25      “The Lord is good to those who wait for Him, to the person who seeks Him.”

Tagged: anxiety, control, relax, trust

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