The other day, I did something stupid. I was grocery shopping. I checked my list which I keep on my phone. Putting my phone back in my purse, I thought, zip your purse.
But I didn’t.
I left my purse in the buggy (that’s Southern for grocery cart) while I looked for chocolate chips.
Seconds later, I reached for my phone.
It wasn’t there. Was it stolen? Did I lose it?
Nooooooooooooo! I need my phone! I love my phone!
My rational self left. Crazy took over.
I squatted on the floor, dumped everything out of my purse, and searched through my groceries like a madwoman.
Calm down. Stop being such a panic button.
I ran to customer service.
“No, ma’am. No one’s turned in a phone.”
Of course not. It was stolen.
I left my groceries, hurried to our service provider, and called the police–the whole time, my word for 2014 softly tapped my heart.
Almost every morning this year, I’d written “God, You’re more than enough for me” in my prayer journal.
What about when someone steals your phone? Or when anything and everything goes wrong?
Is God enough then?
Every few minutes I stopped fretting long enough to pray.
Lord, whether or not I find my phone, You’re more than enough for me.
Each time I prayed my peace returned.
Five hours later after driving to another city for a replacement phone, I received a call.
My phone was turned in at customer service twenty minutes after being stolen. Some kind soul found it in the grocery store parking lot. When I erased my data, the thief probably tossed my phone.
I’d wasted a lot of time hurrying and worrying. But maybe it wasn’t a total waste.
Maybe it was worth the drama to grasp this truth.
No matter what happens, no one can steal our peace.
“You will keep him in perfect peace whose mind is stayed on You…” Isaiah 26:3 NKJV
Can you relate? If you chose a word this year, how’s it going?