If the title of this post has spoken into the deep waters of your soul, you and I should be best friends. Or maybe not, because two over-thinkers together sounds like death!
I’ve just found myself lying in bed rethinking things that I’ve probably thought of over and over about five times by now. This odd realization that I spend way too much time in daze has also brought me to wonder what Jesus would say if he were in this room with me. I would like to imagine him slapping me over the head, or extending arms and saying something funny like, “Jenna, you seem to be doing that dumb thing where you block out the world and think about your “problems,” let me pray for you.” Maybe that’s not funny, but picture Him saying it in a sarcastic tone. You’ve got me Jesus!
If there is one thing that I’ve definitely heard but not learned is that doubt will always be the opposite of faith. If you doubt Jesus, you do not have faith in him. My over-thinking will always stem from doubt in myself, my future, or people.
Over-thinking just might be the death of me, and just telling myself to stop doing it has never worked.
So I turned to my faithful bible to see if I could find anything. This is what I found and my oh my, it pertains!!
“Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving, let your request be make known to God. And all peace of God, which surpasses all understand, will guard your heart and your mind in Christ Jesus.” Philippians 4:6-8
How great is that!! It amazes me how much just a few sentences of God’s word could relate to my life situations so well. Beyond just telling us not to be anxious, He tells us the answer, which is prayer. And when we think that’s enough, He proceeds to reassures of the gifts that He has for us, and what those gifts can do for our heart and mind. We are so spoiled!
God is too good!